Among the focus groups, there was widespread knowledge of misoprostol self-managed abortion. Women described use of multiple agents in combination with misoprostol. Men played key roles in abortion decision-making and in accessing misoprostol.
The Malawi Law Commission, following its review of the colonial abortion law, has proposed liberal changes which, if implemented, would expand access to safe abortion.
There is a lack of knowledge about the abortion laws in Ecuador among medical students and post-graduates in gynecology and obstetrics. Negative attitudes regarding abortion were found
Preliminary results indicate that youth-friendly services are an effective way to improve access to SRH services for youth and adolescents but more qualitative research is recommended to validate the results.
In spite of the challenges on how near-miss morbidity has been defined and measured in the included studies, our results suggest that a substantial percentage of abortion-related hospital admissions have potentially life-threatening complications.