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Abortion; The Legal Framework – What to Know to Avoid Jail

Accreditation Details

Valid From
1 Aug. 2021
Expiry Date
31 Dec. 2021
CPD Points
CPD Category
Category 1
IMPORTANT NOTE: This CPD session is valid for only the 2022 CPD calendar year.


Course Description

Safe abortions are those which are provided by a trained doctor, nurse or midwife using manual vacuum aspiration, dilation and curettage or misoprostol (Cytotec); and which are performed in a government or private hospital, health center or clinic.

This short training from one of the principal authorities on medico-legal issues in Ghana today, will educate you on exactly what you need to know about the laws and to some extent, the ethics governing abortion. Knowledge and understanding of which will guide your practice to steer clear of any offence or even jail time.

This is a 30 minute course; broken into bite sizes, Dr Ankrah effortlessly and adequately explains in very simple terms, what you really need to know.

What you will learn

1. The legal definition and explanation of abortion
2. The differentiate between legal abortion and criminal abortion
3. What constitutes a legal abortion, who can perform it, and where can it be performed

Lecture Sessions

  • Session 1 9 Minutes
  • Session 2 15 Minutes


  • Presentation Slides

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About Facilitator

  • 3 Courses on CES

Dr. Emmanuel Maurice Ankrah


Head of Medico-Legal Ghana Health Service

Medico-Legal Consultant, Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana

Dr Ankrah holds a post graduate certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from Ghana Institute of Management Public Administration, Barrister at Law from Ghana School of Law. He also graduated from Vinnitsa State Medical University in Ukraine. He has practiced medicine in Ghana since 1998. Dr.

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