Unsafe abortion puts women’s lives at risk in Ilam
- BIPLAV BHATTARAI, ILAM
May 7, 2019
Although 21 health facilities including the district hospital in Ilam have been providing safe abortion services free of cost, many women are still risking their lives opting for unsafe abortion procedures in Ilam Municipality.
According to the data of the district hospital, 32 women who had underwent unsafe abortion arrived at the hospital for treatment in the first six months of the running fiscal year. Lack of awareness on safe abortion services and policies among women in the municipality has led to many opting for unsafe abortions.