The Incidence of Abortion and Unintended Pregnancy in Six Indian States report reveals that majority of unintended pregnancies end in abortion
GN Bureau | November 15, 2018
Unsafe abortion is the third leading cause of maternal mortality in India, and around eight women die from causes related to unsafe abortion each day, according to a report by the Guttmacher Institute, International Institute of Population Sciences and Population Council. The report, The Incidence of Abortion and Unintended Pregnancy in Six Indian States: Findings and Implications for Policy and Programs, summarises 2015 state-level findings from a large-scale study of six states: Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. It estimates the incidence of abortions occurring in facility and non-facility settings and provides in-depth information on the characteristics of abortion-related services (induced abortion and post-abortion care) provided by public- and private-sector facilities. The report also uses abortion incidence data to estimate the levels of unintended pregnancy.
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