Health consequences of unsafe abortion in Colombia, 1989-2008.

  title={Health consequences of unsafe abortion in Colombia, 1989-2008.},
  author={Elena Prada and Susheela P. Singh and Cristina Villarreal},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  volume={118 Suppl 2},
The number of Colombian women hospitalized for the treatment of induced abortion complications increased from 57 679 in 1989 to 93 336 in 2008; the hospitalization rate also rose: from 7.2 to 9.1 cases per 1000 women aged 15-44 years. Factors that likely underlie the increase include improved access to postabortion care (although 1 in 5 women still do not… CONTINUE READING