How Government Restrictions on Abortion Affect Rates of Maternal Mortality: A Systematic Review

No Thumbnail Available
Authors
Koster, Kami
Advisor
Schafer, Gerald
Editor
Date of Issue
2023-04-28
Subject Keywords
Publisher
Citation
Series/Report No.
item.page.identifier
Title
How Government Restrictions on Abortion Affect Rates of Maternal Mortality: A Systematic Review
Other Titles
Type
Presentation
Description
Abstract
Objective. To review relevant literature comparing maternal mortality rates and how government restrictions on abortion may impact these rates. Methods. Literature gathered through PubMed and Google Scholar databases was reviewed for associations between maternal mortality rate and government restrictions on abortion. Results. Statistical analyses from countries including the United States, Romania, Botswana, Kenya, Ethiopia and well as combined data from multiple countries, found that government restrictions on abortion were associated with higher maternal mortality rates in women. Other factors also impacted maternal mortality and abortion complications including lack of training, funding, cost, facilities. Conclusions. Governmental abortion restrictions are associated with increased maternal mortality and poor maternal health outcomes.
Sponsors
Degree Awarded
Semester
Spring
Department
Health Sciences