Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
Print version ISSN 0034-8910
MEIRA, Affonso Renato and FERRAZ, Flávio Roberto Carvalho. Freeing of abortion: the opinion of medical and legal students. S.Paulo, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1989, vol.23, n.6, pp.465-472. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101989000600004.
The results of a survey carried out with the participation of 155 medical and 141 law students are given. Of the total of 296 students, 142 agreed with the freeing of abortion from legal restrictions, 144 agreed with such restrictions and 6 gave no opinion. Of the 144, 12 rejected abortion under any circunstances. The differences were analysed by sex and school. The statistical analysis did not show significance at the level of 5%.
Keywords : Abortion, legal; Knowledge [attitudes, practice]; Students.