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Abortion Policies

A Global Review - Oman to Zimbabwe

  • Author: UN, DESA
  • Publication date: May 2002
  • Page count: 252
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 02.XIII.5

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Although abortion is commonly practiced throughout most of the world and has been practiced since long before the beginning of recorded history, it is a subject that arouses passion and controversy. This study aims at providing objective information about the nature of laws and policies in all countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, relating to abortion at the end of the twentieth century. It consists of an analysis of abortion laws and policies, which includes information on the social and political settings of these developments, the ways in which these laws and policies have been formulated, and how they have evolved over time. Although information on the incidence of abortion and the setting within which abortion takes place are not the focus of the study, the data is provided to enrich the policy picture.