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Call for Papers: Focus on Abortion

Abortion is a complex and pressing public health issue with wide-ranging implications for women, families and health systems worldwide. This is especially true, however, in low- and middle-income countries, where abortion incidence is often high, and where restrictive policies and unsafe procedures are most common.

Volume 46 of International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health will contain a special issue devoted to abortion in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. We welcome submissions on all abortion-related topics, such as national incidence, women’s experiences seeking and obtaining abortion or postabortion care, provision and safety of services, availability and use of medication abortion protocols, and policy-related issues.

We will consider original quantitative and qualitative research articles (with a maximum length of 6,000 words, excluding references and tables), as well as review articles and commentaries (up to 3,500 words).

All manuscripts accepted for the special issue will be published open access without fee.

Deadline for submission is May 15, 2020. Some content may be published prior to compilation of the special issue in late 2020.

Author guidelines and instructions for submitting a manuscript can be found at


International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health

IPSRH Call for papers