Moving from legality to reality: how medical abortion methods were introduced with implementation science in Zambia

by Tamara Fetters, Ghazaleh Samandari, Patrick Djemo et al.
Reprod Health (2017) 14: 26 – First Online: 16 February 2017

11 pp. 1.2 MB
http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1186%2Fs12978-017-0289-2.pdf

Although abortion is legal in Zambia, very few women know they have the right to have an abortion or know where to seek this care. Unsafe abortions have caused unnecessary deaths in Zambia even among women who have the right to a safe and legal abortion. In this national study we used the opportunity to introduce abortion with medication and improve understanding of the law and abortion care in and around 28 health facilities in the country.

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