When Abortion Is Illegal, Women Rarely Die. But They Still Suffer.

 

This article shows abortion situation in some countries: Argentina, United States, El Salvador, Brazil, and Ireland.

Women on Web-The Atlantic-taken from Reuters-Marcos Brindicci

Olga Khazan from The Atlantic writes an article about abortion situation in some countries. Olga mentioned Abigail Aiken's study which examined data from Women on Web.

"Unlike women in Brazil, however, Irish women had good outcomes using the Women on Web pills. In a study Aiken conducted in 2016 of 1,000 self-managed abortions, 95 percent were able to end their pregnancies without surgical interventions, and just 3 percent required a blood transfusion or antibiotics. There were no deaths."

"Aiken suspects that the Irish women’s outcomes were better than the Brazilian women’s because they had access to regulated services like Women on Web. Brazilian customs officials, meanwhile, confiscate shipments of abortion pills into the country, so women often turn to the black market."

Read more: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/10/how-many-women-die-illegal-abortions/572638/

Image is taken from theatlantic.com (Marcos Brindicci / Reuters)