Evidence brief: Abortion Incidence and Severity of Complications in Sierra Leone


  • May 2023
  • Briefing Papers

In Sierra Leone, abortion is legally restricted, only allowed to save the lives of pregnant women, in case of rape or incest and, to preserve the physical and mental health of the woman. While the Sierra Leone government has made significant strides in addressing maternal health outcomes through various legislative and policy reforms, the persistently high maternal mortality rate in the country suggests that unsafe abortion continues to pose are a threat to the health and lives of women of reproductive age.