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Access to Safe Abortion is an Urgent Public Health Need

Sources: 

  • In developing countries more than 22,000 women die from complications from unsafe abortion each year and 6.9 million are treated for complications (Guttmacher, 2016)
  • Abortion rates have decreased significantly in high income regions since 1990, but not in low income regions (Guttmacher, 2016)
  • The annual cost of providing postabortion care in developing countries was $232 million in 2014 (Guttmacher, 2016)
  • Meeting the need for contraceptive services can reduce unsafe abortion by 74% (Guttmacher, 2016)

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