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Conscientious objection and its impact on abortion service provision in South Africa: a qualitative study

Overview of attention for article published in Reproductive Health, February 2014
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Title
Conscientious objection and its impact on abortion service provision in South Africa: a qualitative study
Published in
Reproductive Health, February 2014
DOI 10.1186/1742-4755-11-16
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jane Harries, Diane Cooper, Anna Strebel, Christopher J Colvin

Abstract

Despite abortion being legally available in South Africa after a change in legislation in 1996, barriers to accessing safe abortion services continue to exist. These barriers include provider opposition to abortion often on the grounds of religious or moral beliefs including the unregulated practice of conscientious objection. Few studies have explored how providers in South Africa make sense of, or understand, conscientious objection in terms of refusing to provide abortion care services and the consequent impact on abortion access.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 141 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 37 25%
Student > Bachelor 22 15%
Researcher 21 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 7%
Student > Postgraduate 8 5%
Other 30 20%
Unknown 19 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 44 30%
Social Sciences 27 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 11%
Psychology 8 5%
Arts and Humanities 6 4%
Other 19 13%
Unknown 27 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 February 2020.
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#8,266,083
of 15,659,850 outputs
Outputs from Reproductive Health
#663
of 1,036 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#76,943
of 190,861 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Reproductive Health
#4
of 4 outputs
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