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Table 02
- Brazilian obstetrician-gynecologists and abortion: a survey of knowledge, opinions and practices

OB-GYN knowledge related to abortion (n = 572)

Knowledge
OB-GYNs n = 572a
  n
%

Correct knowledge about abortion law
   
     Yes
276
48.3
     No
296
51.7
Familiar with MOH standards regarding rape
   
     Yes
404
70.6
     No
160
28.0
Aware that Brazilian judiciary system may authorize abortion in cases of serious fetal anomalies
   
     Yes
404
70.6
     No
144
25.2
Knowledge of gestational age limit for abortion
   
     12 weeks
227
39.7
     20 weeks
174
30.4
     More than 20 weeks
5
< 1.0
     Never legal
12
2.1
     Do not know
142
24.8
Knowledge of procedures
   
     Manual vacuum aspiration
493
86.2
     Dilation and curettage
514
89.9
     Hypertonic solutions (saline or urea)
140
24.5
     Misoprostol* or other prostaglandins
493
86.2
     Mifepristone + misoprostol
210
36.7
     Methotrexate + misoprotol
153
26.7
     Other
4
0.70

aMissing data: Familiar with MOH standards regarding rape (8), aware that Brazilian judiciary system may authorize abortion in cases of serious fetal anomalies (24), knowledge of gestational age limit for abortion according to law (12)

* Otherwise known as Cytotec


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