Sexual and reproductive health

Studying unsafe abortion: a practical guide

World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research

Studying unsafe abortion: a practical guide

Publication details

Number of pages: 96
Publication date: 1996
Languages: English - web only
WHO reference number: WHO/RHT/MSM/96.25


This document is aimed at all those who have an interest in research on the problems of unsafe abortion, and in developing practical, humane responses to these problems. Chapter 1 introduces the steps that need to be taken in the conduct of research on unsafe abortion. Chapter 2 provides information about data collection, management, and analysis, including a description of the basic research tools needed for such research. Chapters 3 and 4 provide literature sources, examples, and various suggestions for conducting local level, hospital, and community studies on the problem of unsafe abortion.