The Legal Framework for Abortion
Women’s Rights and Abortion in International Conferences and Documents
Abortion Legislation in Latin American and the Caribbean
Specific Characteristics of Abortion Legislation in Some Countries in the Region
From Rights to Practice
Appendix 1: Different Types of Abortion and their Definitions
The Debate on Abortion: Positions, Opinions, Perceptions and Arguments
Who are the main protagonists in the debate?
What are the main Arguments surrounding the Decriminalization of Abortion?
What of the Debate on Abortion in Countries where its Practice has been Decriminalized?
What have been some of the Consequences of the Debate and Actions by the Various Actors on the Legislation Governing Abortion?
Abortion Estimates: Difficulties and Limitations
Methodological Aspects of Gathering and Measuring Information
The Dimension of Abortion: Levels and Trends
Sociodemographic Profile and Motivations of Women Who Resort to Abortion
What is the Profile of Women that Have Abortions in the Countries in the Region?
Reasons for Seeking Abortion
Abortion in Adolescence
Is Adolescent Pregnancy a Problem?
Unwanted Pregnancy and Fertility Levels
Early Sexuality and Limited Contraceptive Practice
Incidence of Induced Abortion among Adolescents
Consequences and Implications of Early Pregnancy and Induced Abortion
Factors at Work in the Practice of Abortion among Adolescents
Reproductive Rights and Obstacles to Exercising them
The Diversity of Abortive Methods
From Traditional to Medicalized Methods
The Health and Social Consequences of Abortion
A Public Health Problem
Consequences for Women and Families
Restrictive Laws and Their Consequences for Women’s Rights
Difficulties in Obtaining Information on and Measuring the Practice of Abortion
Abortion and Contraception
Abortion and Fertility Control
Abortion Due to the Lack of Contraception or its Failure
Access to Contraception After an Abortion: Post-Abortion Care
Males and the Practice of Abortion
Analytical Perspectives on Male Participation
What Is the Empirical Evidence on the Male Role?
Contraception: A Shared or an Individual Practice?
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