Pakistan: Resorting to unsafe abortions for family planning

by Asma Kundi
September 25, 2016

A mother of three and just 24 years old, Parveen died a few months ago after using the services of a local, unskilled birth attendant for aborting what would have been her fourth baby.

A resident of Bhara Kahu, Parveen, wanted to abort the foetus for financial reasons and did not tell her mother about her plans, as she knew her mother would not approve of an abortion. After the abortion, Parveen had started bleeding heavily and was taken to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims), where she died.

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