Published in Women's Health Law Weekly, January 27th, 2008
"Abortion providers fear criminal prosecution; women's silence is dictated more by the wish to avoid the Stigma Of G ''shameful'' pregnancy. Qualitative investigations in Burkina Faso among 13 key informants in a rural village in 2000 and 30 women and men aware of experience of abortion in the capital Ouagadougou in 2001, explored two paradoxes: what prompts women and providers to reveal something they want to be kept totally secret, and how do women keep their abortion secret while nevertheless talking to others about...
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