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Unsafe abortion

Unsafe-Abortion--LARGE v2-13

Map showing estimated number of deaths caused annually by unsafe abortion, and what this is as a proportion of all maternal deaths in MSI regions (WHO data, 2008)

Unsafe abortion remains a major contributing factor to maternal deaths across the developing world, accounting for at least 13% on a global level*. Across the regions where we work, an estimated four women die every hour as a result of unsafe abortion**

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