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Correlates of individual-level stigma and unsafe abortions among women seeking abortion care in Trans Nzoia and Machakos Counties, Kenya

This study compared levels of abortion stigma in regions with high and low incidence of unsafe abortion in Kenya to explore whether abortion-related stigma is associated with incidence of unsafe abortion. Respondents from a county with higher incidence of unsafe abortion reported higher stigma scores. Age, marital status, type of abortion service, and socioeconomic status were all significantly associated with stigmatizing attitudes.

Year: 2016

Authors: Yegon, Erick Kiprotich, Peter Kabanya Mwaniki, Elizabeth Echoka, Joachim Osur

Languages: English

Regions: Africa

Countries: Kenya

Topics: Research