International handbook on abortion


International handbook on abortion

edited by Paul Sachdev

Greenwood Press, 1988

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Includes index



This handbook discusses 33 nations in terms of abortion's legal status, development of the policy, availability of contraception and abortion services, abortion rates, fertility trends, and the demographic/socioeconomic profiles of affected women. The amount of data consolidated in one volume is prodigious, providing information not readily available in any other single source. . . . In terms of policies and data, the book is excellent. Library Journal This unique work assembles in a single volume data from several continents on the general pattern of legal activity pertaining to abortion, as well as service delivery, the incidence of abortion, and the profile of aborting women. Each of the thirty-three essays in the Handbook surveys in depth the historical development of abortion policy; the role of the medical profession, news media, religious and women's organizations, and other groups in legislative enactments; and demographic data concerning women who seek abortions. Also dealt with are the relation between abortion, fertility behavior, and family planning policy and programs; the incidence of, complications from, and morbidity as a result of illegal abortions; and abortion research.


  • Preface Abortion Trends: An International Review Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • German Democratic Republic
  • Federal Republic of Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Latin America
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Yugoslavia Bibliography Index

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