10 Women Die Every Day In India Due To Unsafe Abortion

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10 Women Die Every Day In India Due To Unsafe Abortion
By TIS Staffer
11 Jul 2017

Ten women die every day in India as a result of unsafe abortion. Approximately 30,200 abortions are expected to take place daily, of which 15,000 are estimated to be unsafe. This is primarily due to low levels of awareness about abortion legality, availability, and access to services. Rough estimates suggest that of these, 3,600 develop complications resulting in morbidity and mortality.

Unsafe abortion is the third leading cause of maternal deaths in India, contributing to eight percent of all maternal deaths annually. To facilitate faster decline in the overall maternal mortality in India, it is imperative that access to safe abortion services is made available at all levels of health facilities.

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