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Study Examines Increase In Nigeria’s Abortion Incidence

Guttmacher Institute: The Incidence of Abortion in Nigeria
This study, published in the December issue of the journal International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and conducted by researchers at the Guttmacher Institute and the University of Ibadan, “finds that 1.25 million abortions were performed in the country in 2012, compared with the 610,000 abortions estimated to have occurred in Nigeria in 1996. This increase is due not only to greater population size, but also to an apparent rise in the abortion rate…” (Bankole et al., December 2015).

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