Kenya: Boosting Contraceptive Use to Cut Unsafe Abortions


According one of the only studies available on the subject, some 300,000 Kenyan women and girls procure abortions each year - 20,000 of which lead to hospitalization as a result of abortion-related complications.

A woman in labor and hours from a hospital must give birth in her home.

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