Experiências de abortos provocados em clínicas privadas no Nordeste brasileiro

Translated title of the contribution: Personal experiences with induced abortions in private clinics in Northeast Brazil

Paloma Silveira, Cecilia McCallum, Greice Menezes

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Abstract

Based on a qualitative study conducted in 2012, the article analyzes middle-class individuals' experiences with induced abortions performed in private clinics. Thirty-four stories of induced abortions were narrated by 19 women and five men living in two state capitals in Northeast Brazil. Thematic analysis revealed differences in types of clinics and care provided by the physicians. The article shows that abortion in private clinics fails to guarantee safe or humane care. The narratives furnish descriptions of diverse situations and practices, ranging from flaws such as lack of information on medicines to others involving severe abuses like procedures performed without anesthesia. The article concludes that criminalization of abortion in Brazil allows clinics to operate with no state regulation; it does not prevent women from having abortions, but exposes them to total vulnerability and violation of human rights.

Translated title of the contributionPersonal experiences with induced abortions in private clinics in Northeast Brazil
Original languagePortuguese
Article numbere00004815
JournalCadernos de Saude Publica
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016

Keywords

  • Induced abortion
  • Ambulatory care facilities
  • Reproductive rights
  • Gender identity

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