Malawi: Rural Women Groups in Malawi Back Proposed Abortion Law

Malawi: Rural Women Groups in Malawi Back Proposed Abortion Law

20 July 2018

The statistics are staggering. Over 141,000 women and girls induce abortions unsafely in Malawi with about half of them suffering from complications. AKWETE SANDE writes on how rural SRHR women groups are supporting the enactment of the proposed Termination of Pregnancy Bill.

Mention the word abortion and the reactions you get are diverse. For some emotions run high. For others, religious dogma creeps in. And for some, facts do no matter. Usually, truth suffers.

Continued: https://allafrica.com/stories/201807200158.html

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Malawi study reveals 141,044 abortions: Northern Region has more cases

Malawi study reveals 141,044 abortions: Northern Region has more cases
April 7, 2017
Alfred Chauwa &Maurice Nkawihe- Nyasa Times

A research study has revealed that 141,044 women had an abortion in 2015 at an annual rate of 38 abortions per 1,000 women aged between 15 and 49, clearly indicating how common abortion is in Malawi despite having restrictive laws.

60 percent of the abortions resulted in complications that required medical treatment while 40 percent did not require medical treatment, the research study findings revealed.

Continued at source: Nyasa Times: http://www.nyasatimes.com/malawi-study-reveals-141044-abortions-northern-region-cases/

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Malawi: Activists ask government to enact new abortion law

Malawi: Activists ask government to enact new abortion law

April 6, 2017
Ligomeka says women should have freedom, autonomy and control over their bodies

Human rights activists in Malawi have urged authorities to enact new Termination of Pregnancy legislation following revelations that 141,000 abortions occurred in the southern African nation in 2015.

According to research conducted by the US based Guttmacher Institute and the Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Malawi’s College of Medicine, the majority of the abortions were performed under clandestine and unsafe conditions and most of them resulted in complications.

Continued at source: CSJ News: http://csjnews.org/2017/04/06/malawi-activists-abortion-law/

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