Unsafe abortion: the preventable pandemic

@article{Grimes2006UnsafeAT,
  title={Unsafe abortion: the preventable pandemic},
  author={D. Grimes and J. Benson and Susheela Singh and M. Romero and B. Ganatra and F. Okonofua and I. Shah},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2006},
  volume={368},
  pages={1908-1919}
}
Ending the silent pandemic of unsafe abortion is an urgent public-health and human-rights imperative. As with other more visible global-health issues, this scourge threatens women throughout the developing world. Every year, about 19-20 million abortions are done by individuals without the requisite skills, or in environments below minimum medical standards, or both. Nearly all unsafe abortions (97%) are in developing countries. An estimated 68 000 women die as a result, and millions more have… Expand
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