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Experiências de abortos provocados em clínicas privadas no Nordeste brasileiro

Overview of attention for article published in Cadernos de Saúde Pública, January 2016
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Experiências de abortos provocados em clínicas privadas no Nordeste brasileiro
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Cadernos de Saúde Pública, January 2016
DOI 10.1590/0102-311x00004815
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Paloma Silveira, Cecilia McCallum, Greice Menezes


Based on a qualitative study conducted in 2012, the article analyzes middle-class individuals' experiences with induced abortions performed in private clinics. Thirty-four stories of induced abortions were narrated by 19 women and five men living in two state capitals in Northeast Brazil. Thematic analysis revealed differences in types of clinics and care provided by the physicians. The article shows that abortion in private clinics fails to guarantee safe or humane care. The narratives furnish descriptions of diverse situations and practices, ranging from flaws such as lack of information on medicines to others involving severe abuses like procedures performed without anesthesia. The article concludes that criminalization of abortion in Brazil allows clinics to operate with no state regulation; it does not prevent women from having abortions, but exposes them to total vulnerability and violation of human rights.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 31 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 6 19%
Student > Bachelor 6 19%
Student > Master 4 13%
Professor 3 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 10%
Other 5 16%
Unknown 4 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 10 32%
Social Sciences 5 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 13%
Psychology 2 6%
Chemical Engineering 1 3%
Other 6 19%
Unknown 3 10%