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Table 2 OB-GYN knowledge related to abortion (n = 572)

From: Brazilian obstetrician-gynecologists and abortion: a survey of knowledge, opinions and practices

Knowledge OB-GYNs n = 572a
  n %
Correct knowledge about abortion law   
   Yes 276 48.3
   No 296 51.7
Familiar with MOH standards regarding rape   
   Yes 404 70.6
   No 160 28.0
Aware that Brazilian judiciary system may authorize abortion in cases of serious fetal anomalies   
   Yes 404 70.6
   No 144 25.2
Knowledge of gestational age limit for abortion   
   12 weeks 227 39.7
   20 weeks 174 30.4
   More than 20 weeks 5 < 1.0
   Never legal 12 2.1
   Do not know 142 24.8
Knowledge of procedures   
   Manual vacuum aspiration 493 86.2
   Dilation and curettage 514 89.9
   Hypertonic solutions (saline or urea) 140 24.5
   Misoprostol* or other prostaglandins 493 86.2
   Mifepristone + misoprostol 210 36.7
   Methotrexate + misoprotol 153 26.7
   Other 4 0.70
  1. aMissing data: Familiar with MOH standards regarding rape (8), aware that Brazilian judiciary system may authorize abortion in cases of serious fetal anomalies (24), knowledge of gestational age limit for abortion according to law (12)
  2. * Otherwise known as Cytotec