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Salud Pública de México

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LEON-AGUIRRE, Deyanira González de; BILLINGS, Deborah L  y  RAMIREZ-SANCHEZ, Rubén. Abortion and medical education in Mexico. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2008, vol.50, n.3, pp.258-267. ISSN 0036-3634.

Medical education in Mexico has significant deficiencies in the area of sexual and reproductive health and does not offer students the information needed for dealing with abortion as a relevant problem in the professional practice of medicine. Medical education does not offer options for the clinical training of future physicians in integrated models for abortion care, which include the use of safe and effective technologies as well as a range of services to respond to women's needs. These limitations are especially relevant in countries such as Mexico where unsafe abortion continues to be a significant public health problem. In addition, the legal context for abortion has begun to change during the current decade; therefore, the search for alternatives to incorporate a broad approach to abortion in medical school programs is a task that cannot be postponed.

Palabras llave : medical education; abortion; sexual and reproductive health; Mexico.

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