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Volume 42, Issue 3
Pages 151 - 156
Special Report

Establishing a Referral System for Safe and Legal Abortion Care: A Pilot Project on the Thailand-Burma Border

Authors' Affiliations

Angel M. Foster is associate professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and holds the Endowed Chair in Women's Health Research, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada. Grady Arnott is 2013–2014 fellow, Cari Sietstra is principle and cofounder, and Meredith Walsh is consultant—all with Cambridge Reproductive Health Consultants, Cambridge, MA, USA. Margaret Hobstetter is Bixby-Packard fellow, Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Htin Zaw is consultant, Social Action for Women, Mae Sot, Thailand. Cynthia Maung is founder and director, Mae Tao Clinic, Mae Sot, Thailand.


Funding for this project was provided by the Women's National Abortion Action Campaign (New Zealand) and a grant from an anonymous individual donor. Angel M. Foster's Endowed Chair in Women's Health Research is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and the authors appreciate the general support for her time that made this project possible. Additional thanks goes to the staff of the Mae Tao Clinic and to Norda and Sweet for their help with translating and interpreting. The conclusions and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the organizations with which the authors are affiliated or the funders.

The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the Guttmacher Institute.

International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health