South African Nurse Talks About Safe Abortion

Author:
MSF
Publisher:
Medecins Sans Frontieres
Publication Date:
4 March 2019
Tags:
South Africa, Human Rights, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Women and Gender

In South Africa, abortion was legalised almost 23 years ago (The Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act 1996 (Act No. 92 of 1999)). And yet, despite this Act, described by the Guttmacher Institute as "one of the most liberal abortion laws in the world", women and girls continue to face barriers in getting safe abortion care in health facilities which should be providing the service.


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