Maternal and social factors associated with abortion in India: a population-based study

Saseendran Pallikadavath, R William Stones

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A cultural preference for sons may be a factor driving recourse to abortion in India, as women carrying female fetuses may decide to terminate their pregnancies. To assess this hypothesis, more information on the incidence of abortion, and on maternal and social correlates of the procedure, is needed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-5
Number of pages6
JournalInternational family planning perspectives
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2006


  • Abortion, Induced
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Birth Intervals
  • Choice Behavior
  • Family Planning Services
  • Female
  • Gender Identity
  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • Maternal Age
  • Middle Aged
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Unplanned
  • Pregnancy, Unwanted
  • Prejudice
  • Rural Population
  • Social Desirability
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Urban Population

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