Unsafe abortion: a neglected tragedy. Review from a tertiary care hospital in India.

@article{Jain2004UnsafeAA,
  title={Unsafe abortion: a neglected tragedy. Review from a tertiary care hospital in India.},
  author={Vanita Jain and Subhas Chandra Saha and Rashmi Bagga and Sarala Gopalan},
  journal={The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research},
  year={2004},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={197-201}
}
AIM With 16% of the world's population, India accounts for over 20% of the world's maternal deaths. The maternal mortality ratio, defined as the number of maternal deaths per 100 000 live births is incredibly high at 408 per 100 000 live births for the country. Abortion has been legalized in India for the past three decades. However, the share of unsafe abortion as a cause of maternal mortality continues to be alarming. The objective of the present study is to identify the magnitude of problem… CONTINUE READING