International Handbook On Abortion

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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

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
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. However, while the impact of government policies and social factors on the legality, availability, and acceptance of abortion is noted, the impact on women's lives is given limited review and women themselves seem to have been removed from the issue. In terms of policies and data, the book is excellent. To realize what these mean to women, other sources will have to be studied. Recommended for informed readers and specialists.Frada Mozenter, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte Lib.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313234637
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/1988
  • Pages: 536
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

PAUL SACHDEV is Director of the MSW Program, Indiana University School of Social Work.

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Table of Contents

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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