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Unsafe abortion: a public health approach

Belton, Suzanne (2011). Unsafe abortion: a public health approach. Journal MKMI - Indonesian Journal of Public Health,7(2):150-157.

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IRMA ID cmartelxPUB65
Title Unsafe abortion: a public health approach
Author Belton, Suzanne
Journal Name Journal MKMI - Indonesian Journal of Public Health
Publication Date 2011
Volume Number 7
Issue Number 2
ISSN 0216-2482   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 150
End Page 157
Total Pages 7
Place of Publication Indonesia
Publisher Ikatan Ahli Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia ,Indonesian Public Health Association
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Researching abortion is challenging in that abortion is often stigmatised and illegal, however there is a lot of published credible research available that can be used  from other countries.
There is little research from Indonesia on the issue of abortion  and researchers need to pick up the challenge to produce good quality quantitative and qualitative research to assist clinicians and policy makers. While the data in Indonesia is difficult to verify, there is a substantial number of women who are exposed to dangerous and traumatising abortion procedures each year, and and unknown number are harmed or killed. Unsafe abortion is entirely preventable and sound public health policies and laws prevent it. Our aim should be to make abortion safe and rare.

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