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Health care providers' attitudes towards termination of pregnancy: A qualitative study in South Africa

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, August 2009
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Title
Health care providers' attitudes towards termination of pregnancy: A qualitative study in South Africa
Published in
BMC Public Health, August 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-9-296
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Authors

Jane Harries, Kathryn Stinson, Phyllis Orner

Abstract

Despite changes to the abortion legislation in South Africa in 1996, barriers to women accessing abortion services still exist including provider opposition to abortions and a shortage of trained and willing abortion care providers. The dearth of abortion providers undermines the availability of safe, legal abortion, and has serious implications for women's access to abortion services and health service planning.In South Africa, little is known about the personal and professional attitudes of individuals who are currently working in abortion service provision. Exploring the factors which determine health care providers' involvement or disengagement in abortion services may facilitate improvement in the planning and provision of future services.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
United Kingdom 2 1%
South Africa 2 1%
Australia 1 <1%
Uruguay 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Unknown 168 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 44 25%
Researcher 32 18%
Student > Bachelor 22 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 9%
Student > Postgraduate 11 6%
Other 41 23%
Unknown 13 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 55 31%
Social Sciences 30 17%
Psychology 17 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 7%
Arts and Humanities 8 4%
Other 37 21%
Unknown 20 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 01 January 2018.
All research outputs
#3,101,148
of 12,363,980 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#3,414
of 8,364 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#50,934
of 226,468 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#74
of 265 outputs
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