Top Facts & Statistics
132Mwomen in Asia want to avoid pregnancy but are not using a modern contraceptive method
4.6Mwomen are hospitalized annually in Asia for treatment of complications of unsafe abortion
1.1Mnewborn deaths per year that could be prevented in the region by meeting the need for modern contraception and maternal and newborn care
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Abortion has been legal under broad criteria in India since 1971. Data on the national incidence of abortion, how and where women obtain services, and the quality of services are essential to ensure that every woman can receive the care she needs.