Despite Efforts To Improve Women’s Rights To Reproductive Health, Unsafe Abortions Continue To Occur, Advocacy Group Says

Inter Press Service: Unsafe Abortions Continue to Plague Kenya
“…[I]n September 2012, the [Kenyan] health ministry released standards and guidelines on the prevention and management of unsafe abortions to the extent allowed by Kenyan law, only to withdraw them three months later under unclear circumstances. According to [Teresa Omondi, deputy executive director and head of programs at the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in Kenya,] ‘the law has not yet been fully put into operation and many providers have not been trained to provide safe abortion, meaning many of the induced abortions taking place continue to be unsafe and complications are common’…” (Kibet, 5/2).

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