Unsafe abortions kill 10 women daily in India: Experts

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Unsafe abortions kill 10 women daily in India: Experts

By PTI, Published: 24th January 2017

JAIPUR: Ten women die of unsafe abortions every day in India which sees nearly 68 lakh pregnancy terminations every year, with Rajasthan accounting for about 40,000 of them, experts said today.

Unsafe abortion is the third leading cause of maternal deaths in the country, contributing eight per cent of all such deaths annually, said Karuna Singh of state programme manager of IPAS Development Foundation (IDF), an organisation dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion.

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Source, New Indian Express: http://www.newindianexpress.com/lifestyle/health/2017/jan/24/unsafe-abortions-kill-10-women-daily-in-india-experts-1563058.html