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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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About the Resource Database

This resource database has been prepared by the African Population and Health Research Center to share research and studies that have emerged on abortion in sub-Saharan Africa since 2006.

It catalogs more than 600 abstracts of studies published from 2005 to 2018 on abortion in sub-Saharan Africa. The database was launched during the 2016 “Africa Regional Conference on Abortion: From Research to Policy” in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Our work builds on similar work done by Agnès Guillaume that was presented at the first consultative meeting on abortion in sub-Saharan Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in March 2006.

The database includes abstracts that may be searched according to one or more fields:

Author(s) name(s)

Year of publication

Resource Type

Language of publication

Key word(s)

Inclusion Criteria

APHRC conducted an online search of relevant literature published from 2005 to 2018 in the following electronic databases: African Journals Online (AJOL), MEDLINE, Bioline, Ovid, Web of Science, Popline/K4Health, Science Direct, and Scopus. Reference lists of identified articles were also reviewed for relevant literature and other resources such as multimedia. Original research articles, case reports, editorials, review articles, and Letters to the Editor are all included.

Publications focused on the burden and magnitude of abortion and abortion complications; post-abortion care; policy, regulations and restrictions; and intervention programs on abortion in sub-Saharan Africa. The search terms employed included "abortion,” “post-abortion,” “pregnancy termination,” “medical abortion,” and “unsafe abortion.”

APHRC has made every attempt to be thorough in its search for relevant studies for inclusion, research on abortion in Africa is growing fast and the number of outlets for publishing on the topic is also expanding. APHRC will continue to update the database periodically; researchers are welcome to share their online work with us directly for inclusion.

Data Sources

The articles in this bibliography were selected from the journals listed below, and may be downloaded as PDF or HTML. The links to the abstracts and articles are included in the bibliography.

Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Journal of Women's Health
African Journal of Reproductive Health Scandinavica  Lakartidningen
BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology  Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
BMC Reproductive Health  Pan African Medical Journal
BMC Women's Health  PLoS One
Contraception  Population
East African Medical Journal  Reproductive Health Matters
Ethiopian Medical Journal  Rwanda Medical Journal
Gynecologie, Obstetrique & Fertilite  Sante Publique
Health Care for Women International  Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare
International Family Planning Perspectives  Social Science and Medicine
Journal of Biosocial Science  South African Medical Journal
Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive  Studies in Family Planning
Health Care  Tanzania Journal of Health Research
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology  The Lancet
Journal of Southern African Studies Tropical Doctor
West African Journal of Medicine  

 

Non-journal literature sources include: