Clandestine Abortion Is Common in Kinshasa, and Procedures Are Often Unsafe
November 7, 2017
Likely a Major Contributor to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s High Number of Maternal Deaths
An estimated 146,700 abortions were performed in 2016 in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Kinshasa and the Guttmacher Institute. This translates to an abortion rate of 56 per 1,000 women of reproductive age, suggesting that abortion is very common in Kinshasa.