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Some Trained Medical Professionals Provide Safe But Illegal Abortion In Myanmar

PRI: Providing safe illegal abortions in Myanmar is a ‘karmic balance,’ says one doctor
“…[S]tudies suggest an estimated 250,000 Burmese women get illegal abortions each year. It’s a leading cause of maternal death in Myanmar. While contraceptives are available, they can be difficult to obtain, particularly for poor women and women living in rural areas. Women with enough money and the right connections can get safe — though illegal — abortions from trained medical practitioners…” (Shealy, 9/8).

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