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Table 2 Reasons given to seek informal sector abortion in the literature reviewed

From: Why do they take the risk? A systematic review of the qualitative literature on informal sector abortions in settings where abortion is legal

Source / Country Privacy Cost Knowledge Social network Regulation Fear of mistreatment Unwilling staff Self-management Timeless-ness Distance
Koster-Oyekani, 1998 (Zambia) X   X   X X     
Jewkes et al., 2005 (South Africa) X   X X X X X   X  
Hill et al., 2009 (Ghana) X X X X       
Grossman et al., 2010 (United States) X X X X X   X X   
Hung, 2010 (Hong Kong)   X    X      
Rominski, Lori and Morhe, 2017 (Ghana) X   X X   X     
Hegde et al., 2012 (Cambodia)    X     X    
Marlow et al., 2014 (Kenya)   X X    X X    
Izugbar, Egesa and Okelo, 2015 (Kenya) X     X X     
Osur et al., 2015 (Kenya)     X       
Coast and Murray, 2016 (Zambia) X X X X X   X    
Gerdts et al., 2017 (South Africa) X X X X   X    X  
Kebede et al., 2017 (Ethiopia)   X         
Aiken et al., 2018 (Northern Ireland) X   X      X   X
Aiken et al., 2018 (Great Britain) X X X      X X X
Aiken et al., 2018 (United States) X X    X    X   X