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Table 05
- Brazilian obstetrician-gynecologists and abortion: a survey of knowledge, opinions and practices

Practices related to abortion among OB-GYNs (n = 572)

Practice
OB-GYNs n = 572a
  n
%

Ever received training
   
     Yes
176
30.8
     No
393
68.7
Ever performed an abortion
   
     Yes
188
32.9
     No
380
66.4
Number of abortions performed in the last year*
   
     1–5
90
47.9
     6–20
10
5.3
     More than 20
5
2.7
     None in the last year
83
44.1
Circumstances under which abortions were performed*
   
     Rape
36
19.1
     Risk to the mother's life
47
25.0
     Severe fetal malformation
100
53.2
     Risk to the mother's health
9
4.8
     Socioeconomic reasons
3
1.6
     Elective
18
9.6
     Other
38
20.2
Procedures used*
   
     Manual vacuum aspiration
18
9.6
     Dilation and curettage
112
59.6
     Hypertonic solutions (saline or urea)
6
3.2
     Misoprostol* or other prostaglandins
129
68.6
     Mifepristone + misoprostol
4
2.1
     Methotrexate + misoprotol
5
2.6
     Other
11
5.9
Gestational age when performed abortion*
   
     Before 12 weeks
137
72.9
     Between 13–20 weeks
83
44.1

a Missing data: Ever received training (3), ever performed an abortion (4)

* Only physicians who reported having performed an abortion answered this question (n = 188); participants could choose more than one option


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