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Unsafe abortion requiring hospital admission in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea - a descriptive study of women’s and health care workers’ experiences

  • Lisa M Vallely1Email author,
  • Primrose Homiehombo2,
  • Angela Kelly-Hanku2, 3 and
  • Andrea Whittaker4
Reproductive Health201512:22

Received: 11 March 2014

Accepted: 12 March 2015

Published: 21 March 2015

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12 Mar 2015 Editorially accepted
21 Mar 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12978-015-0015-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

Australian Centre of Tropical Medicine and Health, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Sexual & Reproductive Health Unit, Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia
School of Political and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia