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New Study Examines Abortion Incidence, Safety In Tanzania

Guttmacher Institute: Unsafe Abortion Is Common In Tanzania and Is A Major Cause of Maternal Death
“In the first nationally representative study of the incidence of abortion and the provision of postabortion care in Tanzania, researchers found that clandestine abortion is common and is a major contributor to maternal death and injury. The study, conducted by researchers at the U.S.-based Guttmacher Institute and Tanzania’s National Institute for Medical Research and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, found that an estimated 405,000 abortions were performed in the country in 2013, the vast majority of which were clandestine procedures that put women’s well-being at risk…” (3/31).

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