Legal Abortion: A Comparative Analysis of Health Regulations

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This publication is the result of a comparative analysis of laws and health regulations governing access to legal abortion in 13 countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Guyana, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Africa, and Spain. It seeks to promote access to safe and legal abortion services by developing health regulations and guidelines that are grounded in a human rights framework.


• Member Associations
• Colleagues
• Partners
• Researchers

Suggested Uses

• Use this publication to increase understanding of the legal obstacles to abortion services in Latin America and the Caribbean.
• Use this publication to support advocacy work regarding sexual and reproductive health rights.
• Use this publication to design advocacy campaigns that promote access to safe abortion.

Year Published: 2009

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