Mon Aug 21
Public sector serving poor women for comprehensive abortion care: IDF study
An in-depth study undertaken by IDF recently published in The BMC Health Services Research (BioMed Central) journal explored the socio-economic profile of women accessing CAC services at different levels of public health facilities in rural and urban Madhya Pradesh. This study specifically examines 1) if public sector facilities are offering CAC services to women, 2) socio-economic profile of women varied by type of public sector facilities, and 3) if women incurred any out-of-pocket cost (indirect) to access services in terms of transportation, food, clinical examination, and medicines.
Although this study was conducted in Madhya Pradesh, the findings have a national implication on the role of the public health system in serving poor women.