Kenyan women denied access to safe abortion services

Okun Oliech
Mon 24th Oct 2016, Standard Media

In 2012, the Google Zeitgeist Report ranked abortion as top on the list of the subjects Kenyans search for in the ‘How To’ category. This clearly showed that many young girls and women were looking for information on how to abort and that abortion is real in Kenya.

According to the ministry of health, about 310,000 abortions occur every year in Kenya. 22,000 women are admitted each year due to unsafe abortion related complications and 2,600 of these eventually die. Out of the women admitted, 12% are usually older than 34years, 40% are between the ages of 25 and 34 years while 16% are adolescents and teenagers.

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Source: Standard Media