Malawi’s health crisis: 141,000 abortion performed in 2015, 60% resulted into complications, north dominating

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Malawi’s health crisis: 141,000 abortion performed in 2015, 60% resulted into complications, north dominating
By Lloyd Mbwana
Tuesday, 04 Apr 2017

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)- Malawi is on the verge of losing the lives of many women and girls, through unsafe abortion. This is true if the current statistics is anything to go by; that is about 141, 000 abortions were performed in 2015 with 60 percent of them having resulted in complications.

This is the report the University of Malawi, in conjunction with the Guttmacher Institute, released on Tuesday in the capital Lilongwe. The two institutions are, therefore, calling for a swift legal frame toward the adoption of safe abortion services.

The study discloses that the annual abortion rate is at 38% per 1,000 women of the reproduction ages of 15-49, and says this is an indication that abortion is common in Malawi.

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