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Medical tourism for late abortion: Women's profile and circumstances. A quantitative study among women who travelled within Europe for late abortion.

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Background In France, women seeking abortion must do so before the maximum legal limit of 12 weeks of pregnancy (14 Gestational Weeks). Women seeking abortion after the 12-week limit tend to travel to the Netherlands, where the maximum legal limit is 22 weeks of pregnancy. The purpose of this study was to identify the profile and circumstances of women who travel from France to the Netherlands for a late abortion. Methods A descriptive, monocentric study was conducted in a Dutch abortion clinic, where a standardized, anonymous questionnaire was administered to women from France, holding an appointment for late abortion. Data was collected from July 2020 to December 2020. Data analysis was performed with R 4.0.3 software. Results Thirty-seven women participated in the study. Most of the women were young (15–25 y. o.), without any prior pregnancy, single, in paid employment, with an educational level less than or equal to a high school degree. Most of the women had regular gynaecological follow-up, used contraception, mostly birth control pills, and had already discussed emergency contraception or abortion with a healthcare professional. The women had delayed awareness of their pregnancy and visited the clinic at 18 weeks of pregnancy or later, beyond the 12-week French legal limit for abortion. Conclusion Risk factors likely to lead to medical tourism for late abortion include young age (15–25 y. o.), first pregnancy, being insufficiently informed about available contraceptive methods.
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hal-04586136 , version 1 (24-05-2024)

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Amandine Jubert, Fanny Serman, Geoffroy Robin, Sophie Jonard-Catteau, Judith Ollivon, et al.. Medical tourism for late abortion: Women's profile and circumstances. A quantitative study among women who travelled within Europe for late abortion.. Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, 2023, Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, 36, pp.100824. ⟨10.1016/j.srhc.2023.100824⟩. ⟨hal-04586136⟩

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