Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781856496506 Published February 1999 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $108.95 ISBN: 9781856496490 Published February 1999 For sale in North and South America only

Abortion in the Developing World

Axel I Mundigo and Cynthia Indriso

Abortion in the Developing World

Axel I Mundigo and Cynthia Indriso

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498 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781856496506 Published February 1999 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $108.95 ISBN: 9781856496490 Published February 1999 For sale in North and South America only
Twenty million unsafe abortions are performed each year, 90% of which occur in the developing world. Even in countries such as China, where abortion is fully accessible in practice as well as in theory, our understanding of the phenomenon is very partial. The result of a global research project commissioned by the World Health Organization, this book provides new information on abortion, why it happens and what happens when it does. There are sections detailing women’s perspectives and also chronicling the providers views and the effect they have on medical provision. Several essays focus on the relationship between contraception and abortion, while a section on adolescents addresses a newly emerging concern for program managers around the world. Including much previously unavailable material, this book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date picture of abortion globally.
Contents
1. Introduction - Cynthia Indriso and Axel I. Mundigo
Part 1: The Relationship Between Abortion and Contraception
2. Prevention of Pregnancy in High Risk Women: Community Intervention in Chile - Ramiro Molina C., Cristian Pereda F., Francisco Cumsille, Luis Martinez Oliva, Eduardo Miranda, and Temistocles Molina
3. Factors Affecting Induced Abortion Behaviour Among Married Women in Shanghai - Gui Shi Xun
4. First-Trimester Induced Abortion: A Study of Sichuan Province - Luo Lin, Wu Shi-Zhong, Chen Xiao-Qing, Li Min-Xiang
5. Abortion Practice in a Municipality in Havana - Louisa Alvarez Vasquez, Caridad Teresa Garcia, Sonia Catasus, Maria Elena Benitez and Maria Teresa Martinez
6. The Social Determinants of Induced Abortion in the Dominican Republic - Denise Paiewonsky
7. The Use of Induced Abortion in Mauritius: An Alternative to Fertility Regulation or An Emergency Procedure? - Geeta Oodit and Uma Bhowon
8. The Determinants of Induced Abortion and Subsequent Reproductive Behaviour Among Women in Three Urban Districts of Nepal - A.K. Taming, Neera Shrestha, and Kabita Sharma
9. Cultural and Psychosocial Factors Affecting Contraceptive Use and Abortion in Two Provinces of Turkey - Ayse Akin Dervisoglu
Part 2: The Quality of Abortion Care
A. Women's Perspectives
10. Determinants and Medical Characteristics of Induced Abortion Among Poor Urban Women in Northeast Brazil - Chizuru Misago and Walter Fonseca
11. Induced Abortion and the Outcome of Subsequent Pregnancy: Client and Provider Perspectives - Zhou Wei-jin, Gao Er-sheng, Yang Yao-ying, Qin Fei and Tang Wei
12. Between Political Debate and Women's Suffering: Abortion in Mexico - Maria Del Carmen Elu
13. Abortion Services in Two Public Hospitals in Istanbul: How Well Do They Meet Women's Needs? - Aysen Bulut and Nahid Toubia
B. Provider Perspectives
14. The Attitudes of Health Care Providers Towards Abortion in Indonesia - E. Djohan, R. Indrawasih, M. Adenan, H. Yudomustopo and M.G. Tan
15. Pharmacists and Market Herb Vendors: Abortifacient Providers in Mexico City - Susan Pick, Martha Givaudan, Suzanne Cohen, Marsela Alvarez, Maria Elena Collado
16. Induced Abortion in a Province in the Philippines: the Opinion, Role and Experience of Traditional Birth Attendants and Government Midwives - Fred V. Cadelina
17. Induced Abortion in Sri Lanka: Opinions of Reproductive Health Care Providers - P. Hewage
Part 3: Adolescent Sexuality and Abortion
18. Induced Abortion Among Unmarried Women in Sichuan Province: A Survey - Luo Lin, Wu Shi-Zhong, Chen Xiao-Qing and Li Min-Xiang
19. Sexuality, Contraception, and Abortion Among Unmarried Adoleseents and Young Adults: The Case of Korea - Kwon Tai-Hwan, Jun Kwang Hee and Cho Sung-Nam
20. Female Adolescents at the Crossroads: Sexuality, Contraception, and Abortion in Mexico - N. Ehrenfeld
21. Induced Abortion in Dar es Salaam: The Plight of Adolescents - G.S. Mpangile, M.T. Leshabari and D. J. Kihwele
Part 4: Conclusions: Implications for Policy and Research
22. The Incidence and Social and Demographic Characteristics of Abortion in Colombia - Lucero Zarnudio, Norma Rubiano and Lucy Wartenberg
23. Abortion in Ljubljana: A Method of Contraception or An Emergency Procedure? - Dunja Obersnel Kveder
24. Research Methodology: Lessons Learnt - Axel I. Mundigo
25. Policy Impact of Abortion Research - Axel I. Mundigo and Iqbal H. Shah
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