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Women’s knowledge of abortion law and availability of services in Nepal

This paper assesses women’s awareness of the liberalization of abortion law and their knowledge of a place for obtaining abortion services in Nepal. The data are from the 2011 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey. The results are compared with data from a similar survey conducted in 2006. The results suggest the need to intensify efforts to educate women in Nepal, particularly the most disadvantaged women, about abortion law, including the conditions under which abortion is permitted, and where to access safe abortion services.

Year: 2013

Authors: Thapa, Shyam, Sharad K. Sharma, Naresh Khatiwada

Languages: English

Regions: Asia

Countries: Nepal

Topics: Research