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Post-diagnosis abortion in women living with HIV/Aids in the south of Brazil

Overview of attention for article published in Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, May 2015
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Post-diagnosis abortion in women living with HIV/Aids in the south of Brazil
Published in
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, May 2015
DOI 10.1590/1413-81232015205.13002014
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Flávia Bulegon Pilecco, Luciana Barcellos Teixeira, Álvaro Vigo, Daniela Riva Knauth


To understand how the HIV diagnosis combines with other factors that influence the decision to abort. Data were collected during a crossover study of women aged between 18 and 49 years old and seen in public health services in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The life stories of 18 interviewees who had post-diagnosis abortion were reconstructed on a timeline, using information collected quantitatively. The time between the diagnosis and abortion was 2 years or less for more than half of the women. For some, post-diagnosis abortion did not mean the end of reproductive life. The most frequent reason for terminating pregnancy was to be living with HIV; however, only some of the women who stated having this motivation did not have post-diagnosis children. Changing partners between pregnancies was a recurring finding; however, in most pregnancies that ended in abortion, the women lived with their partners. The analysis of the reproductive trajectory of the women studied showed that there is no specific profile of the woman who aborts after receiving the HIV diagnosis. Although this diagnosis may be involved in the decision to terminate a pregnancy, it does not necessarily result in the end of a woman's reproductive trajectory. Thus, abortion should be understood within a diversity of decision-making processes and the specific moment of a woman's life story.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 28 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 7%
Student > Bachelor 2 7%
Student > Master 2 7%
Unknown 22 79%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 4 14%
Psychology 1 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 4%
Unknown 22 79%

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