Illegal Abortions on the Rise in Africa
Although termination of pregnancy is legal in most African countries, women continue to go for illegal "backstreet" abortions, which are unsafe.
A pregnant woman is given a routine check-up at a clinic in Monrovia.
Abortions Claim 68,000 Women's Lives Annually
New Vision, 14 June 2012
Uganda spends sh7.5bn each year treating complications resulting from unsafe abortion, a new study reveals. Read more »
Our Ugly Secret - Abortion, Illegal but Thriving
Sokwanele, 10 May 2012
"Today you're going to cry." The doctor, prodding Grace roughly with his nicotine-stained fingers, is matter-of-fact, there's no malice in his voice. And, afterwards, when she begs… Read more »
60,000 Abortions Performed in the Country Annually - Study
New Times, 24 March 2012
About 60,000 pregnancies are terminated in Rwanda every year, the majority of which are unsafe, with 40 per cent leading to complications that require treatment. Read more »
Despite being illegal, abortions are still available in Zambia's capital at very low fees through private medical practitioners. Read more »
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