GDC/Ghana’s Study Results in the News

GDC/Ghana recently surveyed health providers to determine the prevalence of conscientious objection in the three regions of Northern Ghana: the Northern, Upper East, and Upper West regions.  The results revealed that conscientious objection – refusing to provide services due to moral or religious beliefs – impeded access to critical reproductive health and maternal health care services.

While it is disturbing that 50% of the providers surveyed (doctors, physician assistants, and midwives) who were trained and qualified to provide legal abortion care services objected to providing such services, it is heartening that the majority of these providers supported a national policy guideline to regulate conscientious objection.

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