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Title: Attitudes of doctors toward establishing safe abortion units in Ghana
Authors: Morhe, E. S. K.
Morhe, R. A. S.
Danso, K. A.
Keywords: Legal and Safe abortion
Unsafe abortion
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: International Journal Gynecoland Obstetrics
Abstract: To assess physician knowledge of the OJrTent legal status of abortion in Ghana and determine the proportion physidans in favor of establishing units where safe abortion would be provided, and the proportionof those wilting to offer suchservices.Methods: A survey conducted at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana, In August 2003. Using a self-administered questionnaire, 7-4 randomly selected physicians expressed their views on whether abortion units should be established within national health fadlities In Ghana, and what rote they would play in them. Results: Of the 59 physicians (!!OS) who favored the establishment of safe abortion units within national health fadlltfes, 27 (36S) Indicated a wiUingness to take part in counseling only, 33 (-45S) were prepared to carry out abortions, and 1-4 (19S) said they would play no role In these units. Conclusion: Most physicians participating in this study conducted in Ghana were willing to play some role in the provision of safe abortion services.
Description: Article published in the International Journal Gynecology and Obstetrics, XX, XXX-XXX, (2007)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1379
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