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.

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