Abortion Options for Rural Women: Case Studies from the Villages of Bokaro District, Jharkhand

Authors : Barnes, Lindsay

Published Year: 2003

Mumbai, CEHAT, viii,20 p., September 2003. [ISBN 81-89042-18-1]

This paper aimed to document poor, rural-women's experience of abortion in a backward part of the Bokaro district in Jharkhand. The paper highlights the total lack of accessible, affordable and safe abortion services. The study also shows that in a system dominated by private practitioners, abortion care becomes a lucrative source of profit and women's overall health and well-being is a low priority.

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