Unsafe abortion: global and regional estimates of the incidence of unsafe abortion and associated mortality in 2008

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This sixth edition of the WHO Global and regional estimates of unsafe abortion and associated mortality is a resource on unsafe abortion. The following areas are covered:

  • background
  • legal context of abortion
  • barriers to accessing safe abortion services
  • fertility transition, unplanned pregnancy, contraceptive prevalence and unmet need for family planning
  • health consequences of unsafe abortion and impact on health services
  • Estimating unsafe abortion incidence and mortality
  • regional and global incidence of unsafe abortion
  • regional and global mortality due to unsafe abortion
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