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Abortion laws are extremely restrictive in Brazil. The knowledge, opinions of abortion …


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Table 03
- Brazilian obstetrician-gynecologists and abortion: a survey of knowledge, opinions and practices

OB-GYN knowledge and opinion of Brazilian abortion law by circumstance (n = 572)

Circumstance
Believe abortion is currently legal
Believe abortion should be legal
  n
%
n
%

Pregnancy as a result of rape*
529
92.5
488
85.3
Risk to the woman's life*
453
79.2
493
86.2
Severe fetal malformation
205
35.8
506
88.5
Risk to the woman's health
38
6.6
180
31.5
Socioeconomic reasons
3
< 1.0
74
12.9
When the woman chooses
1
< 1.0
76
13.3
Never
12
2.1
23
4.0

* At the time of data collection, abortion was legal under this circumstance


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