WHO | Preventing unsafe abortion

Key facts

  • Between 2010–2014:
  • 25% of all pregnancies ended in an induced abortion.
  • Around 25 million unsafe abortions were estimated to have taken place worldwide each year, almost all in developing countries
  • Each year between 4.7% – 13.2% of maternal deaths can be attributed to unsafe abortion
  • The annual cost of treating major complications from unsafe abortion is estimated at US$ 553 million
  • Almost every abortion death and disability could be prevented through sexuality education, use of effective contraception, provision of safe, legal induced abortion, and timely care for complications.

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs388/en/?

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