Unsafe and Illegal Abortions in Nepal
By Bryan Kulka
March 1, 2019
Despite the fact that abortion has been legalized in Nepal since 2002, the number of unsafe and illegal procedures remains dreadfully high. The main reasons being: lack of awareness and cultural shame. For a country that has 50% unwanted pregnancies, this is a large scale sanitary crisis.
“We [Neplali] have different mentalities about health care. We never think about tomorrow which is really bad. We all need to think about it now and act.” A Volunteer from Awareness Programs