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Research Article

Why Do Women Not Use Antenatal Services in Low- and Middle-Income Countries? A Meta-Synthesis of Qualitative Studies

  • Kenneth Finlayson,

    Affiliation: Research into Childbirth and Health Unit, School of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom

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  • Soo Downe mail

    sdowne@uclan.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Research into Childbirth and Health Unit, School of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 22, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001373
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Kenneth Finlayson, Soo Downe
Research into Childbirth and Health Unit, School of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: sdowne@uclan.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KWF SD. Analyzed the data: KWF SD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KWF SD. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: KWF. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: KWF SD. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: KWF SD. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: KWF SD.