Unsafe abortion: global and regional incidence, trends, consequences, and challenges.

@article{Shah2009UnsafeAG,
  title={Unsafe abortion: global and regional incidence, trends, consequences, and challenges.},
  author={I. Shah and E. Ahman},
  journal={Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 12},
  pages={
          1149-58
        }
}
  • I. Shah, E. Ahman
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC
  • OBJECTIVE This review aims to provide the latest global and regional estimates of the incidence and trends in induced abortion, both safe and unsafe. [...] Key MethodRESULTS Each year 42 million abortions are estimated to take place, 22 million safely and 20 million unsafely. Unsafe abortion accounts for 70,000 maternal deaths each year and causes a further 5 million women to suffer temporary or permanent disability. Maternal mortality ratios (number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births) due to…Expand Abstract
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