Promoting The Health And Human Rights Of Adolescent Girls And Young Women Using The Existing Legal Framework On Abortion In Uganda
|Date added||November 3, 2020|
|Category||General, Policy Briefs|
An estimated 56 million induced abortions occur worldwide each year, with up to 25 million (45%) of them being unsafe. Unsafe abortion occurs when a pregnancy is terminated either by persons lacking the necessary skills or in an environment that does not conform to minimal medical standards, or both. Unsafe abortion accounts for more than 70,000 maternal deaths each year and causes a further 5 million women to suffer temporary or permanent complications.
It is everybody’s business to protect Ugandan adolescent girls and young women from the hidden scourge of unsafe abortion. Download the policy brief below;