Friday, February 3, 2012

Induced Abortion in Uganda

A research paper by the Guttmacher Institute contains interesting information about abortion in Uganda:

  • Abortion is permitted only to save a woman's life
  • The incidence of induced abortion is 54 per 1000 women
  • One in 5 pregnancies ends in abortion
  • 85, 000 women are treated every year for complications from induced abortion
  • 38% of births in Uganda are unintended, and half of all pregnancies are unintended
  • Ugandan women have an average of 2 more children than they want
  • Only 14% of women were using an effective contraceptive method

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