whp volume 14, issue 1, P5-18 2012 DOI: 10.12927/whp.2013.23050 View full text
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Stephanie Wheeler, Leah Zullig, Robert Jungerwirth, Bryce Reeve, Geoffrey Buga, Chelsea Morroni

Abstract: Provision of safe, voluntary, termination of pregnancy (TOP) in South Africa is challenged by an insufficient number of TOP-trained clinicians. Medical students’ understanding of TOP legality and their attitudes toward TOP training are indicators for future service provision. We administered a 63-item questionnaire to explore these issues at the University of Cape Town and Walter Sisulu University. Ordinary least squares regression assessed predictors of TOP legislation knowledge and training attitudes. Resul…

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