Decreasing Abortion: The Potential and the Constraints

  • Giuseppe Benagiano
  • Alessandra Pera


In the whole field of health there is no topic that has, throughout history, created more controversy than the voluntary interruption of an already-established pregnancy. Already centuries before Christ, the issue was debated and Hippocrates, the great Greek Physician of the 5th Centrury B.C., placed in his oath the prohibition to induce an abortion in a pregnant woman.


Family Planning Contraceptive Method Total Fertility Rate Unwanted Pregnancy Abortion Rate 
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  • Giuseppe Benagiano
  • Alessandra Pera

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