The PMA2020 abortion module produced improved estimates of several abortion-related indicators. Results from the female survey provide new insights into the frequency, correlates, and safety of induced abortion in these settings, including information on the characteristics of women who have abortions and their pathways to termination within and outside the formal healthcare system. Facility data illustrate induced abortion and postabortion service availability and readiness to provide quality care. Four-page briefs highlighting abortion survey results are available.

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Research in Abortion


of hospitals in Rajasthan, India have basic postabortion care functions, compared to only 34.1% of community health centers or 3.4% of primary health centers.

In Rajasthan, India, most hospitals provided induced abortion services (95%), but only 87% had the necessary equipment, medicines, and other services to provide basic induced abortion care. Less than half of community health centers provided any postabortion or induced abortion care services, and only 16% of primary health centers provided any abortion care. 41% of hospitals offered comprehensive PAC services (basic PAC services plus >12 weeks removal of retained products, blood transfusion, laparotomy, 24/7 PAC service availability, and provision of long-acting reversible contraception). Comprehensive PAC services were not offered at any primary health centers or clinics.


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