Women’s awareness of liberalization of abortion law and knowledge of place for obtaining services in Nepal

In Nepal, following the liberalization of the abortion law, expansion and scaling up of services proceeded in parallel with efforts to create awareness of the legalization status of abortion and provide women with information about where services are available. This article assesses the effectiveness of these programmatic interventions in the early years of the country’s abortion program. Data from a 2006 national survey are analyzed with 2 outcome measures—awareness of the legal status of abortion and knowledge of places to obtain abortion services among women ages 15 to 44 years.
The results point to which population subgroups to focus on and also serve as a baseline for assessing future progress .
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Year Published/Updated: 2015

Author(s): Thapa, Shyam, Sharad K. Sharma