Scientific letters

Barriers to access second-trimester abortion: A case report

Ramprakash Kaswa
South African Family Practice | Vol 63, No 1 : Part 1| a5028 | DOI: | © 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


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.


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


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