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Table 04
- Brazilian obstetrician-gynecologists and abortion: a survey of knowledge, opinions and practices

OB-GYN opinion about abortion (n = 572)

Opinion
OB-GYNs n = 572a
  n
%

Believe abortion should only be legal in cases that are currently allowed by law*
   
     Yes
16
2.8
     No
556
97.2
Believe abortion law should be more restrictive than the current law*
   
     Yes
99
17.3
     No
473
82.7
Believe abortion law should be more liberal than the current law*
   
     Yes
443
77.4
     No
126
22.0
Support public funding for abortion services
   
     Yes
545
95.3
     No
24
4.2

aMissing data: Believe abortion law should be more liberal than the current law (3), support public funding for abortion services (3)

* At the time of data collection, abortion was legal in cases of rape or to save the life of the mother


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