2 Laws, 1 City: Quantifying Disparities in Access to
Mexico City’s Public Abortion Program

Creator

Friedman

Contributor

Society of Family Planning.

Title

2 Laws, 1 City: Quantifying Disparities in Access to
Mexico City’s Public Abortion Program

Publisher

ONU

Date

2007

Description

In 2007, Mexico’s Federal District (DF) legalized on-demand first trimester abortion. DF represents
the center of the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA), and it contains 44% of the city’s women of
reproductive age. These women enjoy local access to free and legal abortion services through a
public program, known as Interrupcion Legal de Emberazo (ILE). The remaining 56% of women of
reproductive age in the MCMA reside in the state of Mexico and must traverse the metropolitan
area for anywhere from a few minutes, up to 2 hours, to access legal abortion in the city center. We
use data from the ILE program to study how travel time affects access to legal abortion for women
living outside of the legal abortion zone.

Subject

Political and
Population
Health
Social conditions and equity

Coverage

Ciudad de México

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text, Article, Paper

Source

ONU

Citation

Friedman, “2 Laws, 1 City: Quantifying Disparities in Access to
Mexico City’s Public Abortion Program,” onu, accessed June 20, 2021, http://cegsunwomenrepository.com/items/show/1.