Induced abortion: incidence and trends worldwide from 1995 to 2008

  title={Induced abortion: incidence and trends worldwide from 1995 to 2008},
  author={Gilda Sedgh and Susheela P. Singh and Iqbal Hamid Shah and Elisabeth L Ahman and Akinrinola Bankole},
  journal={The Lancet},
BACKGROUND Data of abortion incidence and trends are needed to monitor progress toward improvement of maternal health and access to family planning. To date, estimates of safe and unsafe abortion worldwide have only been made for 1995 and 2003. METHODS We used the standard WHO definition of unsafe abortions. Safe abortion estimates were based largely on official statistics and nationally representative surveys. Unsafe abortion estimates were based primarily on information from published… CONTINUE READING
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