Methodological Issues in Abortion Estimation

Authors : Saha, Shelley

Published Year: 2003

Mumbai: CEHAT, xii, 24 p., October 2003. [ISBN 81-89042-22-X]

This paper reviews the methodological issues that are peculiar to abortion estimation using community-based surveys. Many of the abortion estimation surveys suffer from reporting errors, both non-intentional and intentional. This review suggests that there is a need that surveys undertaken to estimate abortion rate should be sensitive to elicit better information. Besides survey questionnaire, other data collection methods like use of randomized response technique or self-administered questionnaire have also been reviewed. The paper concludes with information on further strategies that might be adopted for future research on this subject. Download full report