Morality, Legality, and Health : The Influence of the Grounds of Abortion Legality on Abortion-Related Health Issues. / Sjoberg, Laura.

Women’s Global Health: Norms and State Policies. ed. / Lyn Boyd-Judson; Patrick James. New York : Lexington Books, 2013. p. 53-72.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Morality, Legality, and Health : The Influence of the Grounds of Abortion Legality on Abortion-Related Health Issues. / Sjoberg, Laura.

Women’s Global Health: Norms and State Policies. ed. / Lyn Boyd-Judson; Patrick James. New York : Lexington Books, 2013. p. 53-72.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Sjoberg L. Morality, Legality, and Health: The Influence of the Grounds of Abortion Legality on Abortion-Related Health Issues. In Boyd-Judson L, James P, editors, Women’s Global Health: Norms and State Policies. New York: Lexington Books. 2013. p. 53-72

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Sjoberg, Laura. / Morality, Legality, and Health : The Influence of the Grounds of Abortion Legality on Abortion-Related Health Issues. Women’s Global Health: Norms and State Policies. editor / Lyn Boyd-Judson ; Patrick James. New York : Lexington Books, 2013. pp. 53-72

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