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Barriers to access second-trimester abortion: A case report

Ramprakash Kaswa
South African Family Practice | Vol 63, No 1 : Part 1| a5028 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/safp.v63i1.5028 | © 2021 Ramprakash Kaswa | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 16 November 2019 | Published: 27 January 2021

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Ramprakash Kaswa, Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa


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Abstract

Despite the implementation of the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy (CTOP) Act, many women continue to procure illegal abortions in South Africa. A lack of knowledge of the CTOP Act and poor access to legal abortion in public health facilities is a big challenge. In the scope of the CTOP Act, the termination of pregnancy is a time-restricted health service, and women presented to a health care facility in the second trimester have encounter more obstacles to access the services.

Keywords

Abortion; termination of pregnancy; CTOP Act; Illegal; Second Trimester

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