Zimbabwean Health Advocates Call For Stronger Teen Pregnancy Prevention Measures, Safe Abortion Access

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Zimbabwe teen pregnancies fuel demand for illegal abortions
“The death of a 15-year-old Zimbabwean schoolgirl during an apparent botched abortion this month has spurred calls for stronger efforts to prevent teenage pregnancies and unsafe terminations. Health campaigners in Zimbabwe say the girl’s death in a Bulawayo township highlights the inadequate sexual and antenatal health care available to teenagers, whose parents are reluctant to accept they are sexually active…” (Phiri, 6/26).

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