↓ Skip to main content

Conscientious objection and its impact on abortion service provision in South Africa: a qualitative study

Overview of attention for article published in Reproductive Health, February 2014
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (53rd percentile)

Mentioned by

twitter
5 tweeters

Citations

dimensions_citation
51 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
157 Mendeley
You are seeing a free-to-access but limited selection of the activity Altmetric has collected about this research output. Click here to find out more.
Title
Conscientious objection and its impact on abortion service provision in South Africa: a qualitative study
Published in
Reproductive Health, February 2014
DOI 10.1186/1742-4755-11-16
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jane Harries, Diane Cooper, Anna Strebel, Christopher J Colvin

Abstract

Despite abortion being legally available in South Africa after a change in legislation in 1996, barriers to accessing safe abortion services continue to exist. These barriers include provider opposition to abortion often on the grounds of religious or moral beliefs including the unregulated practice of conscientious objection. Few studies have explored how providers in South Africa make sense of, or understand, conscientious objection in terms of refusing to provide abortion care services and the consequent impact on abortion access.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 5 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 157 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 151 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 38 24%
Student > Bachelor 24 15%
Researcher 23 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 7%
Student > Postgraduate 8 5%
Other 30 19%
Unknown 23 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 46 29%
Social Sciences 26 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 13%
Psychology 9 6%
Arts and Humanities 6 4%
Other 19 12%
Unknown 31 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 February 2020.
All research outputs
#9,512,001
of 16,983,585 outputs
Outputs from Reproductive Health
#750
of 1,110 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#86,491
of 194,071 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Reproductive Health
#3
of 3 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,983,585 research outputs across all sources so far. This one is in the 42nd percentile – i.e., 42% of other outputs scored the same or lower than it.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,110 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 10.2. This one is in the 30th percentile – i.e., 30% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 194,071 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 53% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 3 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one.