11. Family Planning and Protection Association (West Bank). A Pilot Study. Women and Abortion in the West Bank of Jordan. Jerusalem: FPPA, 1981: 67 pp.

In 1975 a random sample of 1300 mothers regularly attending FPPA centers were given a questionnaire on abortion. 114 mothers had had at least one intentional abortion. The total number of reported abortions was 161. The three main reasons given for having an abortion were large families, financial problems and sickness. 26.7% of the abortions were performed in hospitals. Non-hospital methods included injections (23%), physical trauma (20.5%), orally administered medicines (18.6%) and infusions (11.2%). In 45% of the cases the physician was the source of advice on the method used.