Young women are at risk of
attempting abortion because of their tendency to delay childbearing. In legal
limitation for abortion, low information about abortion laws and consequences
of un-safe abortion can result in that women refer to illegal providers. This study investigated knowledge of young women about abortion
laws, its complications and their consent with intentional abortion. Near to
50% of participants were not informed about national abortion legislation and
its criminal law, and more than 66% of participants were not aware of unsafe abortion consequences. Of them 16%
believed that abortion must not be allowed at all, and 47% expressed that legal
facilities for safe abortion should be proved.
High education and importance of using contraceptive were the most important
variables in correlation with more information about abortion law and
consequences. Providing information for women about abortion laws and
complication should be more emphasized to prevent unsafe abortion especially in
women with lower age and education.
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