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Abortion in Ghana

Maternal mortality is the second most common cause of death among women in Ghana, and more than one in 10 maternal deaths (11%) are the result of unsafe induced abortions.1 In addition, a substantial proportion of women who survive an unsafe abortion experience complications from the procedure. This suffering is all the more tragic because it is unnecessary: Many women likely turn to unsafe providers or do Not obtain adequate post-abortion care when it is needed because they are unaware that abortion is legal on fairly broad grounds in Ghana.

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  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Country/Region: Ghana
  • Accessible: No
  • Source: Issues Brief (Alan Guttmacher Inst). Issue 2, Pages 1-4; PMID:20653094
  • Link: http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/20653094
  • Language: English
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2010 Author(s)   Sedgh G In Article