Clandestine and Unsafe Abortion Common in Malawi

Clandestine and Unsafe Abortion Common in Malawi

New Evidence Can Inform Policy Discussions on Reducing Maternal Deaths New research estimates 141,000 abortions occurred in Malawi in 2015—at an annual rate of 38 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age—all of which indicates that abortion is common in the country. The majority of these procedures were performed under clandestine and unsafe conditions and often resulted in complications. The research, which was conducted by the U.S.-based Guttmacher Institute and the Centre for Reproductive Health…

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Unsafe abortion is common in Tanzania and is a major cause of maternal death

Unsafe abortion is common in Tanzania and is a major cause of maternal death

New Study Provides First-Ever National Estimates of Abortion Incidence in the Country In the first nationally representative study of the incidence of abortion and the provision of postabortion care in Tanzania, researchers found that clandestine abortion is common and is a major contributor to maternal death and injury. The study, conducted by researchers at the U.S.-based Guttmacher Institute and Tanzania’s National Institute for Medical Research and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, found that…

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Expanding health worker roles to help improve access to safe abortion and post-abortion care: WHO launches new guideline

WHO’s new guideline help to ensure equitable access to health-care 29 July 2015: Around 22 million unsafe abortions are estimated to take place worldwide each year, almost all in low- and middle-income countries. Adolescent girls and those who are poor, unmarried, less educated, and who live in rural contexts are particularly at risk of unsafe abortion. Even though safe, simple, effective primary health-care level interventions exist, many women still do not have access to them,…

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Nigeria: 34,000 women die from unsafe abortions yearly

Nigeria: 34,000 women die from unsafe abortions yearly

Popoola Babalola An estimated 34,000 women die in 760,000 abortions that are performed yearly in Nigeria. This was made known by Prof. Innocent Ujah, the Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Lagos. Ujah said this in Abuja on Friday at an international meeting on the prevention of unsafe abortion. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ujah spoke at the forum organised by the Federation of International Gynaecologists and Obstetricians. NAN also reports…

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Self-induction of abortion among women accessing second-trimester abortion services in the public sector, Western Cape Province, South Africa: An exploratory study

    SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. vol.104 no.4 Cape Town Apr. 2014 D ConstantI; D GrossmanII; N LinceIII; J HarriesIV IMPH, MSc (Anat). Women’s Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa IIMD. Ibis Reproductive Health, Oakland, CA, and Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and San Francisco General Hospital, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA IIIMPH, MIA. Ibis Reproductive Health,…

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