Why do women still resort to informal sector abortions in countries where abortion is legal?
Giuliano Russo & Sonia Chemlal
25 Apr 2019
Abortion is generally a safe procedure when carried out in the formal healthcare setting in countries where it is legal. However, many women choose to seek abortions outside of the formal healthcare setting, despite the inherent risk. In this blog post, the authors of a recent systematic review of qualitative studies about why women make this choice, published in BMC Women’s Health, discuss their findings.