Tanzania: Unsafe Abortion, the Silent Killer in Tanzania

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Tanzania: Unsafe Abortion, the Silent Killer in Tanzania

June 13, 2018

ALTHOUGH pregnancy termination is restricted by law in Tanzania, it is widely practiced and almost always unsafe, and contributes to the country's high maternal morbidity and mortality. Yet the majority of abortion-related deaths are preventable, as are the unintended pregnancies associated with abortion.

Better access to contraceptives, more comprehensive post abortion care and greater availability of safe abortion services within the current legal framework are critical.

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Tanzania: Boost Family Education to Curb Unsafe Abortion

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Tanzania: Boost Family Education to Curb Unsafe Abortion
April 5, 2017

Abortion, unless it is procured save the life of an expectant mother, is illegal in Tanzania, yet it continues to take place. In the first nationally representative study of the incidence of abortion and the provision of post-abortion care in Tanzania, researchers found that clandestine abortion is common and is a major contributor to maternal death and injury.

The study--conducted by researchers from the US-based Guttmacher Institute and Tanzania's Nimri and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences--found that an estimated 405,000 abortions were performed in the country in 2013.

Continued at link: All Africa: http://allafrica.com/stories/201704050711.html

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Tanzania: Correct Information On Sexual, Reproductive Health Crucial

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1 November 2016, All Africa.com
By Prof Marjorie Mbilinyi

The National Convening on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights was organised by TAWLA on October 13, 2016 to provide a platform for open discussion of the sensitive subject of unsafe abortion in Tanzania.

More than 120 people participated, including MPs, government officials from Ministry of Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Ministry of Health, and local government, judges, lawyers, medical practitioners, teachers, gender equity advocates, including myself, youth representatives and other CSOs, development partners and the media.

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Source: All Africa.com

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