Soundings

A woman's choice

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7065.1151 (Published 02 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1151
  1. Judith Hollis-Triantafillou

    Amid all the recent medical and public debates on the complicated ethical issues involved in the management of relatively rare variations of pregnancy, it might be a good idea to reexamine the basic issue of termination of pregnancy from the point of view of the 52% of the population whose voice has tended to be drowned in the furore, that of women.

    Women do not talk much about their abortions except to their gynaecologists and close friends, but the problem of unwanted pregnancy is one that most of them face at some time during the 40 or so years of their reproductive lives. Even with modern methods of …

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