India: Behaviour change can improve knowledge about safe abortions

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Behaviour change can improve knowledge about safe abortions
PTI
March 28, 2017

New Delhi, Mar 28 (PTI) Adopting interactive behaviour change communication can improve knowledge about safe abortions which is a major public health problem in India, a study has found.

Complications during abortions account for nearly 8-9 per cent of maternal deaths in the country where every year an estimated 6.4 million abortions are performed and over half (56 per cent) are estimated to be unsafe.

To increase abortion knowledge, interventions should focus on multiple exposures to Behaviour change communication (BCC) activities in order to ensure accurate knowledge, the study by Ipas Development Foundation (IDF) said.

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