Top Facts & Statistics
33abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-49 in Sub-Saharan Africa occurred annually in 2015-2019
59%of women in low-income countries deliver their babies in a health facility, compared to 97% in upper-middle income countries
32abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-49 occurred annually in high income countries where abortion is restricted, 2015-2019
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In low and middle-income countries, the poorest women typically are at greatest risk of experiencing serious complications from unsafe abortion. They are least likely to have access to high-quality family planning services, safe abortion procedures and postabortion care when they need treatment for complications.