Understanding abortion-related stigma and incidence of unsafe abortion: Experiences from community members in Machakos and Trans Nzoia counties Kenya

This study sought to explore abortion-related stigma at the community level as a barrier to women realizing their right to a safe, legal abortion. It found that abortion-related stigma plays a major role in a woman’s decision on whether to have a safe or unsafe abortion. Young unmarried women, in particular, bore the brunt of being stigmatized. 
Authors: Yegon, Erick Kiprotich, Peter Mwaniki Kabanya, Elizabeth Echoka, Joachim Osur
Year: 2016

Languages: English

Regions: Africa

Countries: Kenya

Topics: Research