Top Facts & Statistics
1.1Mnewborn deaths per year that could be prevented in the region by meeting the need for modern contraception and maternal and newborn care
35.8Mabortions were performed annually in Asia in 2010–2014
$5.67the annual per-person cost of meeting the need for modern contraception and maternal and newborn care in Asia
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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.