Retraction notice to “Maintaining rigor in research: flaws in a recent study and a reanalysis of the relationship between state abortion laws and maternal mortality in Mexico” [Contraception 95/1 (2017) 105-111](S0010782416303791)(10.1016/j.contraception.2016.08.004)

Blair Darney, Biani Saavedra-Avendano, Rafael Lozano

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This article has been retracted: please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal ( This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief and Authors. The authors recently discovered an error that affected the results in their article on the relationship between state-level maternal mortality in Mexico and state-level abortion legislation. In Table 2 the beta-coefficient for abortion legislation was calculated as -22.49 and erroneously interpreted as +22.49. This error affects several of the paper's conclusions, and thus the editor and authors have jointly made the decision to retract the paper. The authors would like to express their sincere regret at the errors in their initial report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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