Abortion Facts

Abortion is one of the most performed medical intervention in the word. Each year 56 million women choose to have an abortion for all sorts of private reasons.

In countries where safe abortion is not accessible, women seek unsafe methods. Each year, an estimated 25 million unsafe abortions occur worldwide. As a result, every 10 minutes somewhere in the world a woman dies unnecessarily due to complications of unsafe abortion. Restrictive abortion laws violate women’s human rights and put women’s health and lives at risk. 

There are two main methods of abortion; surgical abortion entails using of surgical procedures for terminating pregnancy, including vacuum aspiration and dilatation and evacuation (D&E), and medical abortion entails the administration of pharmacological drugs to terminate pregnancy. Both methods are proven to be safe and effective. 

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