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dc.creatorLe Grand, Amandaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:40:27Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:40:27Zen
dc.date.created1992-09en
dc.date.issued1992-09en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSocial Science and Medicine. 1992 Sep; 35(6): 767-776.en
dc.identifier.issn0277-9536en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=The+Abortion+Pill:+a+Solution+for+Unsafe+Abortions+in+Developing+countries?&title=Social+Science+and+Medicine.++&volume=35&issue=6&pages=767-776&date=1992&au=Le+Grand,+Amandaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/739002en
dc.description.abstractThe abortion pill is a new abortion technique which does not require technically skilled health personnel. Several clinical researchers have stated that the ease of administration of the abortion pill gives it the potential to save lives in countries where thousands of women die annually from complications of failed abortions due to poor health services. This article discusses medical and users' aspects of the abortion pill, with particular emphasis on its use in developing countries, and questions the usefulness of the abortion pill in areas where health care facilities are in short supply. It stresses the need to consider the social, cultural and health care context in which the abortion pill will be used before it is sold on the world market. The safety and efficacy of the abortion pill could be adversely affected by the way women perceive its effectiveness, women's beliefs about conception and pregnancy, and their health status. In the present two-phase administration form the abortion pill is not likely to be appropriate for use in developing countries with a shortage of health care facilities.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/40381en
dc.subjectAbortionen
dc.subjectAttitudesen
dc.subjectDeveloping Countriesen
dc.subjectDrugsen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectHealth Facilitiesen
dc.subjectHealth Personnelen
dc.subjectHealth Servicesen
dc.subjectHealth Statusen
dc.subjectHormonesen
dc.subjectIllegal Abortionen
dc.subjectInternational Aspectsen
dc.subjectLegal Aspectsen
dc.subjectMaternal Healthen
dc.subjectMorbidityen
dc.subjectMortalityen
dc.subjectPregnant Womenen
dc.subjectPregnancyen
dc.subjectResearchersen
dc.subjectRisks and Benefitsen
dc.subjectSocioeconomic Factorsen
dc.titleThe Abortion Pill: A Solution for Unsafe Abortions in Developing Countries?en
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