WHO Guidelines Medical management of abortion

Publication by WHO ..”Medical abortion care encompasses the management of various clinical conditions including spontaneous and induced abortion (both viable and non-viable pregnancies), incomplete abortion and intrauterine fetal demise, as well as post-abortion contraception. Medical management of abortion generally involves either a combination regimen of mifepristone and misoprostol or a misoprostol-only regimen. Medical abortion care […]

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Abortion stigma still rife

Article by The City Press. “Child abandonment remains a legacy in a context of social and economic inequalities and patriarchy in society. Studies have suggested that some key reasons for abandonment include a sense of desperation because of abject poverty and unemployment, the “breakdown” of the family, HIV/Aids, and stigmatisation because of cultural beliefs. This […]

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Fear of litigation, HIV risks push up C-section numbers

Fear of litigation, HIV risks push up C-section numbers Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni Obstetricians are very nervous to do deliveries because normal deliveries have a very high litigation rate, the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition explains. Are South African mothers being pushed towards caesarean-section births by doctors wary of botched natural births? While experts agreed that the […]

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Cultural De-colonization versus Liberal Approaches to Abortion in Africa: The Politics of Representation and Voice

ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Cultural De-colonization versus Liberal Approaches to Abortion in Africa: The Politics of Representation and Voice DOI: 10.29063/ajrh2018/v22i2.5 Malvern, Chiweshe1* and Catriona Macleod2 African-based Post-doctoral Fellow for the London School of Economics and a Research Associate at the Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction Research Programme at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa1; Distinguished […]

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