MSF Examines Prevalence, Impact Of Unsafe Abortions
Médecins Sans Frontières: Unsafe abortion: a forgotten emergency
In this project update, MSF examines the prevalence and impact of unsafe abortions, highlighting stories of individuals affected by the lack of access to safe abortions and health care providers working in areas with limited access to comprehensive reproductive health services. The post notes, “Unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion have a serious medical impact on women and girls in the many low-resource and conflict-affected countries in which [MSF works]. The consequences are also felt by their families and friends, caregivers — including [MSF] staff — and their wider community. And, as a medical and humanitarian organization, MSF remains committed to providing safe abortion care to reduce this avoidable — and often overlooked — suffering” (3/4).