This CD-Rom was realized at the Ceped by Agnès Guillaume thanks to Ipas’ support for the consultative meeting « Linking Research to Action to Reduce Unsafe Abortion in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Regional Consultation »” (March 20th to 23rd 2006 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). This meeting is co-organized with the Guttmacher Institute, Reproductive Health Research Unit (RHRU) in South Africa, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in Kenya, Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Women’s Health and Action Research Center (WHARC) in Nigeria. 


We first would like to thank Ipas and the Guttmacher Institute for working with us to realize this compilation.

IPAS is an institution which has worked for three decades to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights and to reduce deaths and injuries of women from unsafe abortion. Ipas's global and country programs include training, research, advocacy, distribution of equipment and supplies for reproductive-health care, and information dissemination.

The Guttmacher Institute is a nonprofit organization focused on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis and public education. The Guttmacher Institute publishes different journals and special reports on topics pertaining to sexual and reproductive health and rights. The Institute's mission is to protect the reproductive choices of all women and men in the United States and throughout the world. It is to support their ability to obtain the information and services needed to achieve their full human rights, safeguard their health and exercise their individual responsibilities in regard to sexual behavior and relationships, reproduction and family formation.

We also would like to thank:

-French Foreign State Department (DGCID) for its institutional support to the Ceped;

-the Ceped and especially its executive director, André Quesnel, director of research at the IRD, for his support and encouragement;

-Pierre Chabert who conceived the bibliographical database thanks to GenIsisCD software (documentary base broadcasting CDS-ISIS on CD-Rom) delivered free of charge by the UNESCO  ;

-Stéphane Brabant who realized the layout and design of the CD-Rom;;

-Emilie Texier for helping collecting informations;

-Database editors and documentalists who allowed us to use their documents and bibliographic information;

-editors of the reviews and organizations publishing numerous articles on abortion in Africa, who allowed us to include their publications, and open them to a larger audience of researchers, practitioners, students, and NGOs; and

-all the researchers who work on issues that are often hard to study.