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Africa's unsafe abortions

, : Africa's unsafe abortions. Africa Health 21(1): 43-43

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the death rate from unsafe abortion in Africa is 110/100,000 live births, the highest in the world. In the US, the death rate from abortion is 0.6/100,000. The WHO has concluded that reducing unwanted pregnancies in Africa would dramatically reduce the number of deaths from unsafe abortion. Death from unsafe abortion is the easiest to prevent and treat of all of the causes of maternal mortality. In Ghana, complications of unsafe abortion are the primary causes of death among women of reproductive age, claiming approximately 1200 each year. In response, the government is training community-based midwives to use manual vacuum aspiration to clear the uterus of fetal remains after a woman has a spontaneous miscarriage or unsafe abortion.


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