oa South African Family Practice - Contraception : ethical quandaries and misconceptions : review article

Volume 46, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2004;46(7) 36 CPD Ethics Introduction In this article we overview some of the ethical quandaries arising from the use or lack of use of contraception. Although abortion is viewed by the advocates of women's reproductive rights as an integral component of a woman's right to reproductive health, the fact remains that the availability and the provision of quality services in this area should minimise the need for termination of pregnancy. According to some feminists, however, the health hazards and the failure rates attributed to the available contraceptive methods are good reasons to prefer abortion as the method ..

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