n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Characteristics of women booking for first and second trimester abortions at public sector clinics in Cape Town
|Article Title||Characteristics of women booking for first and second trimester abortions at public sector clinics in Cape Town|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Author||Chelsea Morroni and Jennifer Moodley|
|Publication Date||May 2006|
|Pages||81 - 82|
|Keyword(s)||Cape Town, Characteristics, First trimester abortions, Public sector clinics, Second trimester abortions and Women|
Extracted from text ... 81 May 2006, Vol. 12, No. 2 SAJOG The liberalisation of the South African abortion legislation, via the 1996 Choice on Termination of Pregnancy (CTOP) Act, has directly resulted in a substantial decline in abortion-related morbidity and mortality across the country.1 Under the Act, a pregnancy may be terminated upon a woman's request in the first trimester (during the first 12 weeks of gestation). In the second trimester of pregnancy (beyond 12 weeks and up to 20 weeks) termination may be done for reasons of adverse effects on the woman's mental or physical health or socio-ecomomic status, in cases ..
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