Title: Bioethical issues: Abortion and women's health – a comment

Authors: Claudio Ricciardi

Addresses: Department of Environment and Primary Prevention, Italian National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy

Abstract: The problem of abortion is linked to our scientific knowledge, but it is also fundamentally a social problem. There are socio-economic and culture-related information and preventive services that are often disregarded and deficient in their implementation. These issues determine the extreme violent opinions about this practice that make women subject to inhumane conditions.

Keywords: bioethics; abortion; primary prevention; human sexuality; reproductive function; human birth theory; ethics; culture; socioeconomics; women|s health.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENVH.2009.028599

International Journal of Environment and Health, 2009 Vol.3 No.3, pp.323 - 327

Published online: 19 Sep 2009 *

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