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Social and psychological consequences of abortion in Iran

Hosseini-Chavoshi, Meimanat; Abbasi Shavazi, Mohammad; Glazebrook, Diana; McDonald, Peter


Iran has had replacement fertility since 2000. Upholding a small family size has led some couples to terminate unwanted pregnancies. Abortion is, however, permitted only on medical grounds in Iran. Using data from the Iran Low Fertility Survey, this study assessed sociodemographic correlates of abortion among a random sample of 5526 ever-married women aged 15-54 years, and used in-depth interviews to explore reasons for and psychological consequences of abortion among 40 women who had...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
DOI: 10.1016/S0020-7292(12)60018-6


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