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World Health Organization Safe Abortion: Technical and Policy Guidance for Health Systems.

Geneva: WHO, 2003. 106 p.

As the introduction to this extremely well-written and well-designed publication succinctly explains: "At the Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly in June 1999, Governments agreed that 'in circumstances where abortion is not against the law, health systems should train and equip health-service providers and should take other measures to ensure that such abortion is safe and accessible. Additional measures should be taken to safeguard women's health.' This document provides guidance to turn this agreement into reality."

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Publication:Women's Health Journal
Date:Apr 1, 2003
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