Paraguayan pharmacies and the sale of pseudo-abortifacients

N. Krayacich de Oddone, Michele Shedlin, M. Welsh, M. Potts, P. Feldblum

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Abstract

This study was conducted in 1985 in Asuncion, Paraguay, 6 years after the closure of the state supported family planning services. Data from national surveys in 1977 and 1987 permit a comparison of sources of contraecptive supplies before and after the elimination of government support for family planning. The purchase of pseudo-abortifacients from private pharmacies was used as an indication of induced abortion. After the loss of government clinics, it is suggested that some women turned to pharmacists to obtain pseudo-abortifacients when faced with unwanted pregnancy. There is an indicationn of increased pseudo-abortifacient use, particularly among unmarried women and those from poorer neighbourhoods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-209
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Biosocial Science
Volume23
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1991

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Abortifacient Agents
Pharmacies
sale
family planning
Family Planning Services
state planning
Paraguay
pharmacist
abortion
Unwanted Pregnancies
purchase
pregnancy
indication
Induced Abortion
Pharmacists

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  • Demography

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Krayacich de Oddone, N., Shedlin, M., Welsh, M., Potts, M., & Feldblum, P. (1991). Paraguayan pharmacies and the sale of pseudo-abortifacients. Journal of Biosocial Science, 23(2), 201-209.

Paraguayan pharmacies and the sale of pseudo-abortifacients. / Krayacich de Oddone, N.; Shedlin, Michele; Welsh, M.; Potts, M.; Feldblum, P.

In: Journal of Biosocial Science, Vol. 23, No. 2, 1991, p. 201-209.

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Krayacich de Oddone, N, Shedlin, M, Welsh, M, Potts, M & Feldblum, P 1991, 'Paraguayan pharmacies and the sale of pseudo-abortifacients', Journal of Biosocial Science, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 201-209.
Krayacich de Oddone N, Shedlin M, Welsh M, Potts M, Feldblum P. Paraguayan pharmacies and the sale of pseudo-abortifacients. Journal of Biosocial Science. 1991;23(2):201-209.
Krayacich de Oddone, N. ; Shedlin, Michele ; Welsh, M. ; Potts, M. ; Feldblum, P. / Paraguayan pharmacies and the sale of pseudo-abortifacients. In: Journal of Biosocial Science. 1991 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 201-209.
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