Economic Analysis of Unsafe Abortion Related Morbidity and Mortality

(January 2008 - April 2011)

This interdisciplinary study aimed to carry out an economic analysis of unsafe abortion related morbidity and mortality in Pakistan, based on primary survey data. The project, funded by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, is the first of its kind so far in Pakistan. An extensive review of literature was carried out to clarify key concepts and methods, and to provide a summary of existing secondary data. Qualitative research methods were used to develop sampling methods and survey instruments. The core activity of the project was the Induced Abortion Survey which consisted of a nation-wide sample survey of women with a recent history of induced abortion (Community-Based Women's Survey) and a prospective one-month survey at a public hospital (Hospital-Based Survey)
Publications and Papers
  1. Haris Gazdar, Ayesha Khan and Saman Qureshi, Causes and Implications of Induced Abortion in Pakistan: A Social and Economic Analysis. Karachi. Collective for Social Science Research. June 2012.

  2. Saman Qureshi, Exploring the Links between Contraception, Abortion and Maternal Health in Pakistan,Resource Brief No.3. Collective for Social Science Research. January 2010.

    Keywords: Health, Gender

  3. Haris Gazdar, Ayesha Khan and Saman Qureshi, Measuring the Economic Costs of Unsafe Abortion Mortality and Morbidity in Pakistan: Preliminary Findings and Survey Design. Collective For Social Science Research, Karachi. January 2010.

    Keywords: Health, Gender

  4. Ayesha Khan, Using the Event Cycle Approach for Research and Programmes, Resource Brief No.2. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi. June 2009.

    Keywords: Health, Gender

  5. Haris Gazdar, Unsafe Abortion-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Pakistan: Communicating "Unmet Need" Across Disciplines, Resource Brief No.1. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi. June 2009.

    Keywords: Health, Gender

  6. Ayesha Khan, Unsafe Abortion-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Pakistan: Findings from a Literature Review. Research Output No. 2. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi. March 2009.

    Keywords: Health, Gender

  7. Ayesha Khan, Haris Gazdar and Shama Mohammed, Measuring the Economic Costs of Unsafe Abortion Related Morbidity and Mortality in Pakistan: A Review of Methodology and Approach. Research Output No.1. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi. November 2008.

    Keywords: Health, Gender