Global health anthropology

The paradox of access - abortion law, policy and misoprostol

Commentary by Karen Marie Moland, Haldis Haukanes, Getnet Tadele, Astrid Blystad

A Family Health Options Clinic
A Family Health Options Clinic
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The relationship between the law and access to safe abortion services is complex. Country case studies from sub-Saharan Africa show how the political, economic and social contexts in which the laws are embedded often generate unexpected outcomes.

Read the full commentary i Tidskriftet for Den Norske Legeforeningen here.