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Experiences of black adolescents who chose to terminate their pregnancies

Winnie Seipati Mpshe, Antoinette Gmeiner, Sandra van Wyk
Health SA Gesondheid | Vol 7, No 1 | a376 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v7i1.376 | © 2002 Winnie Seipati Mpshe, Antoinette Gmeiner, Sandra van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 29 November 2002 | Published: 29 November 2002

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Winnie Seipati Mpshe, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
Antoinette Gmeiner, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
Sandra van Wyk, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa

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Abstract

The "Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act" (No. 92 of 1996) determines that a woman, including a 12-year old pregnant adolescent, can choose to terminate a pregnancy without the consent of parents, guardian or friends.

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Die "Wet op Keuse van Terminasie van Swangerskap" (No. 92 van 1996) bepaal dat 'n vrou, insluitend 'n 12-jarige swanger addolesent, kan kies om haar swangerskap te bemdig sonder haar ouers, voog of vriende se goedkeuring.

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