Two-thirds of abortions unsafe in major Indian states: Study
In the nine states (Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Assam), which represent 50% of the population, the overall rate of unsafe abortion was 67%.
May 04, 2019
Abortion has been legal in India since the early 1970s, but in five out of nine major Indian states, over two-thirds of abortions may be unsafe, new research by experts based at the University of Oxford and India suggests.
Vulnerable and disadvantaged women and young women (aged 15-19) are particularly at risk and have the highest chance of dying from an abortion-related complication, the study published on Thursday in BMJ Global Health says.