The Public Health Impact of the Nigerian Abortion Policy and the Case for the Reform of the Nation's Abortion Laws

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  • Omo-Aghoja LO

Abstract

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Author Biography

Omo-Aghoja LO

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, College of Health Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

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2012-06-01

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LO, O.-A. . (2012). The Public Health Impact of the Nigerian Abortion Policy and the Case for the Reform of the Nation’s Abortion Laws. African Journal of Tropical Medicine and Biomedical Research, 1(3), 7-10. Retrieved from https://www.ajtmbr.org.ng/index.php/home/article/view/9