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Table 4 Knowledge about Abortion among University of the West Indies Medical Students

From: Abortion attitudes, training, and experience among medical students in Jamaica, West Indies

 N(%)Preclinical yearsClinical yearsP
In Jamaica abortion in is?   < 0.001
 Always penalized457 (32.57)351 (39.39)106 (20.70) 
 Legal for the mental or physical health of the womana381 (27.16)168 (18.86)213 (41.60) 
 Legal if the pregnancy is the result of a rape92 (6.56)54 (6.06)38 (7.422 
 Legal for fetal anomalies112 (7.98)60 (6.73)52 (10.16) 
 Legal when the mother has a disease that can worsen with pregnancy a180 (12.83)93 (10.44)87 (16.99) 
 Legal under certain circumstances a406 (28.94)232 (26.04)174 (33.98) 
 Legal in all cases3 (0.21)2 (0.22)1 (0.20) 
 I do not know248 (17.68)175 (19.64)73 (14.26) 
  1. a Indicates the reasons for which a woman can obtain a legal abortion in Jamaica