Africa should review legal restrictions on abortion to save lives
Lives are lost when women seek help from untrained personnel to avoid facing the law
by DANIEL OTIENO, Star Blogs
01 May 2019
The annual hospitalisation rate for complications from unsafe abortion in Uganda is estimated at12 per 1,000 women aged between 15 and 49, down from 15 per 1,000 in 2003.
Kenya spent Sh533 million last year to treat complications related to unsafe abortion. In Rwanda half of all abortions are done by untrained individuals.