Abortion Costs and Financing: A Review

Authors : Sundar, Ramamani

Published Year: 2003

Mumbai: CEHAT, x,30 p., September 2003. [ISBN 81-89042-20-3]

This paper looks at the cost of abortion. A woman undergoing abortion has to incur expenditure in various forms, both direct and indirect. A review of the available literature indicates that there is very limited data on the cost of abortion in the country and hence there is a increased need to do research in this critical area of financing for abortion care. There is not only a need to know the abortion charges at the various types of MTP centers, but also the household dynamics like the source of financing the abortion etc. Also, a much better regulation of private medical practitioners as well as dissemination of information to them so that women seeking an abortion are not exploited financially.

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