Induced abortion: estimated rates and trends worldwide

@article{Sedgh2007InducedAE,
  title={Induced abortion: estimated rates and trends worldwide},
  author={G. Sedgh and S. Henshaw and Susheela Singh and E. Ahman and I. Shah},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2007},
  volume={370},
  pages={1338-1345}
}
BACKGROUND Information on incidence of induced abortion is crucial for identifying policy and programmatic needs aimed at reducing unintended pregnancy. Because unsafe abortion is a cause of maternal morbidity and mortality, measures of its incidence are also important for monitoring progress towards Millennium Development Goal 5. We present new worldwide estimates of abortion rates and trends and discuss their implications for policies and programmes to reduce unintended pregnancy and unsafe… Expand
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