Tanzania: Unsafe Abortion, the Silent Killer in Tanzania
June 13, 2018
ALTHOUGH pregnancy termination is restricted by law in Tanzania, it is widely practiced and almost always unsafe, and contributes to the country's high maternal morbidity and mortality. Yet the majority of abortion-related deaths are preventable, as are the unintended pregnancies associated with abortion.
Better access to contraceptives, more comprehensive post abortion care and greater availability of safe abortion services within the current legal framework are critical.