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Now is the Time to Save Women from Needless Death

Last week, more than 200 providers, policymakers, advocates and NGO workers put abortion on the table, and reaffirmed the promises African leaders and governments have made to African women.

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To Save Women’s Lives in Africa, Bring Abortion Out of the Shadows

Approximately 26,000 African women die as a result of unsafe abortion every year. Another 1.7 million are hospitalised, and many others also suffer serious health complications, but never seek treatment.  We can save these women.

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Islam and Abortion: A Woman’s Life is the Greatest Priority

Religious scholars discussing Islam and abortion note that religion gets confused with culture, but education, exposure and understanding of one’s religion is liberating.

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Unsafe Abortion: The Costs to National Health Systems

How much does unsafe abortion cost national health systems? This is exactly the question that a group of medical experts and health researchers set out to answer in 2007, using the example of the east African country Ethiopia.

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Unsafe Abortion: A Concern for African Youth

In a region with restrictive abortion laws and low contraceptive prevalence, young women face significant barriers both to preventing unwanted pregnancy and to safe abortion care.

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Saving Women’s Lives: The Potential of Medical Abortion in Africa

Access to medical abortion could save tens of thousands of women in Africa each year, by providing a safe alternative to unsafe abortion and a treatment for incomplete abortion or miscarriage.

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