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Health Care Women Int. 2011 Jan;32(1):72-95. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2010.529212.

Assessments of the importance of provider characteristics for abortion care: data from women in Rajasthan, India.

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Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA. be2124@columbia.edu

Abstract

While client satisfaction is a widely recognized component of effective reproductive health care services, little is known about women's perspectives toward abortion care and providers. We use data from a large, community-based abortion knowledge, attitudes, and practices survey in Rajasthan, India, to describe women's assessments of the importance of eight attributes of potential abortion providers and to investigate the sociodemographic differentials in these assessments. Women prioritized technical aspects of abortion care, including provider skill and an equipped facility, and they deemphasized distance and postabortion contraceptive requirements. Although assessments were stable across many sociodemographic factors, the priorities of urban and rural women varied significantly. Women's prioritization of provider attributes should be incorporated into abortion services.

PMID:
21154075
DOI:
10.1080/07399332.2010.529212
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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