Unsafe abortion is still a neglected health issue in India and other developing nations. IPAS study “Exploring the pathways of unsafe abortion” highlights that an unsafe abortion is killing a woman every two hours. The study was conducted among 380 women in five districts of Madhya Pradesh. From the study it has come out that, more than half of the women (53%) first attempted terminating pregnancy at home and over 90% sought care from a sub-optimal provider (either initially or after attempting abortion at home). This study also documents the first research initiative in India to interview 381 women with post abortion complications, providing interesting insights and information about the pathways of unsafe abortion.
Source: The Hindu
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