Horizon / Plein textes La base de ressources documentaires de l'IRD



Publications des scientifiques de l'IRD

Storeng K. T., Ouattara Fatoumata. (2014). The politics of unsafe abortion in Burkina Faso : the interface of local norms and global public health practice. Global Public Health, 9 (8), 946-959. ISSN 1744-1692

Accès réservé (Intranet IRD) Demander le PDF

Lien direct chez l'éditeur doi:10.1080/17441692.2014.937828

The politics of unsafe abortion in Burkina Faso : the interface of local norms and global public health practice
Année de publication2014
Type de documentArticle référencé dans le Web of Science WOS:000342138000007
AuteursStoreng K. T., Ouattara Fatoumata.
SourceGlobal Public Health, 2014, 9 (8), p. 946-959. ISSN 1744-1692
RésuméIn Burkina Faso, abortion is legally restricted and socially stigmatised, but also frequent. Unsafe abortions represent a significant public health challenge, contributing to the country's very high maternal mortality ratio. Inspired by an internationally disseminated public health framing of unsafe abortion, the country's main policy response has been to provide post-abortion care (PAC) to avert deaths from abortion complications. Drawing on ethnographic research, this article describes how Burkina Faso's PAC policy emerged at the interface of political and moral negotiations between public health professionals, national bureaucrats and international agencies and NGOs. Burkinabe decision-makers and doctors, who are often hostile to induced abortion, have been convinced that PAC is life-saving care' which should be delivered for ethical medical reasons. Moreover, by supporting PAC they not only demonstrate compliance with international standards but also, importantly, do not have to contend with any change in abortion legislation, which they oppose. Rights-based international NGOs, in turn, tactically focus on PAC as a first step' towards their broader institutional objective to secure safe abortion and abortion rights. Such negotiations between national and international actors result in widespread support for PAC but stifled debate about further legalisation of abortion.
Plan de classementSanté : aspects socioculturels, économiques et politiques [056] ; Démographie [108]
LocalisationFonds IRD [F B010062556]
Identifiant IRDfdi:010062556
Lien permanenthttp://www.documentation.ird.fr/hor/fdi:010062556

Export des données

Disponibilité des documents

Télechargment fichier PDF téléchargeable

Lien sur le Web lien chez l'éditeur

Accès réservé en accès réservé

HAL en libre accès sur HAL

Accès aux documents originaux :

Le FDI est labellisé CollEx

Accès direct

Bureau du chercheur

Site de la documentation

Espace intranet IST (accès réservé)

Suivi des publications IRD (accès réservé)

Mentions légales

Services Horizon

Poser une question

Consulter l'aide en ligne

Déposer une publication (accès réservé)

S'abonner au flux RSS

Voir les tableaux chronologiques et thématiques

Centres de documentation


Montpellier (centre IRD)

Montpellier (MSE)









La Paz