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N Z Med J. 1981 Jun 10;93(685):384-6.

Abortion in the nineteenth century Maori: a historical and ethnopsychiatric review.

Abstract

The recorded evidence for the practice of induced abortion in the nineteenth century Maori is evaluated. Aborticide as opposed to feticide in late pregnancy an infanticide was very rare. Aborticide was not practised for fear of retributive Makutu.

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