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dc.contributor.authorRogers, Claire
dc.contributor.authorSapkota, S.
dc.contributor.authorTako, A.
dc.contributor.authorDantas, Jaya
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-10T04:28:58Z
dc.date.available2019-05-10T04:28:58Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationRogers, C. and Sapkota, S. and Tako, A. and Dantas, J.A.R. 2019. Abortion in Nepal: Perspectives of a cross-section of sexual and reproductive health and rights professionals. BMC Women's Health. 19: 40.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/75493
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12905-019-0734-1
dc.description.abstract

© 2019 The Author(s). Background: Globally, women face many barriers in the attainment of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Since 2002, the legalisation of abortion in Nepal has seen significant progress in the expansion of safe abortion and family planning services. Methods: This qualitative, exploratory study was conducted in 2014 and uses nine in-depth, open-ended interviews with a cross-section of SRHR professionals, to explore their perspectives on abortion in Nepal. The study was underpinned by the Assets Focused Rapid Participatory Appraisal (AFRPA) research methodology and used the health information pyramid conceptual framework. Results: Thematic content analysis revealed emerging themes relating to barriers to access and uptake of skilled safe abortion services and post-abortion family planning. Findings also emphasised current practical and legal components relating to the provision of medical abortion through pharmacies and highlighted issues of sex-selective abortion within the predominantly patriarchal society. Conclusion: Effective and ongoing sector-wide monitoring and evaluation of safe abortion services and their staff is essential for women in Nepal to have adequate access to effective and efficient safe abortion services, access to contraception and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information post-abortion and to ensure adherence to current Safe Abortion Policy. It is critical that the unsafe (less and least safe) provision of medical abortion through pharmacies and sex-selective abortion continues to be investigated and that innovative strategies are formulated to ensure the cultural, reproductive and sexual health and rights of Nepali women are realised.

dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherBMC
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectScience & Technology
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subjectPublic, Environmental & Occupational Health
dc.subjectObstetrics & Gynecology
dc.subjectAbortion
dc.subjectContraception
dc.subjectFamily planning
dc.subjectSexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)
dc.subjectNepal
dc.subjectMEDICAL ABORTION
dc.subjectQUALITATIVE RESEARCH
dc.subjectEXPANDING ACCESS
dc.subjectPHARMACY WORKERS
dc.subjectDEVELOPING-COUNTRIES
dc.subjectUNSAFE ABORTION
dc.subjectMISOPROSTOL
dc.subjectWOMEN
dc.subjectCONTRACEPTION
dc.subjectPOSTABORTION
dc.titleAbortion in Nepal: Perspectives of a cross-section of sexual and reproductive health and rights professionals
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.volume19
dcterms.source.number1
dcterms.source.issn1472-6874
dcterms.source.titleBMC Women's Health
dc.date.updated2019-05-10T04:28:52Z
curtin.departmentSchool of Public Health
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyFaculty of Health Sciences
curtin.identifier.article-numberARTN 40
dcterms.source.eissn1472-6874


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