Funding for this research was provided by:
Consortium for Research on Unsafe Abortion in Africa
UK Department for International Development
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1021893)
Safe Abortion Action Fund
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (2011-001578)
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (2012–7612 and 2015- 2530)
Received: 27 December 2016
Accepted: 23 January 2018
First Online: 17 February 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval to conduct the study was granted by the Kenyan Medical Research Institution (KEMRI), the University of Nairobi/ Kenyatta National Hospital, Moi University Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kenya, and Aga Khan University, Kenya. Approval was also granted by the Ministries of Public Health and Sanitation and Medical Services in Kenya and the Institutional Review Board of the Guttmacher Institute. Verbal consent was obtained from all women presenting for PAC. The use of verbal consent was approved by the ethics committee due to the sensitivity of the research. Participants who were less than 16 years were considered as emancipated minors by virtue of their having been pregnant and having undergone PAC; this is in accordance with what is legally acceptable in Kenya as approved by the ethics committee. All data records were de-identified to prevent any possible linkage to specific clients, providers or facilities.
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