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Table 3 OB-GYN knowledge and opinion of Brazilian abortion law by circumstance (n = 572)

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

Circumstance Believe abortion is currently legal Believe abortion should be legal
  n % n %
Pregnancy as a result of rape* 529 92.5 488 85.3
Risk to the woman's life* 453 79.2 493 86.2
Severe fetal malformation 205 35.8 506 88.5
Risk to the woman's health 38 6.6 180 31.5
Socioeconomic reasons 3 < 1.0 74 12.9
When the woman chooses 1 < 1.0 76 13.3
Never 12 2.1 23 4.0
  1. * At the time of data collection, abortion was legal under this circumstance