In Zambia, because safe, legal abortion is inaccessible to many women, an unknown number of women each year resort to illegal abortions, many of which are performed under unsanitary and unsafe conditions. The death toll from these procedures is likely high, and almost all such deaths could be avoided if access to safe abortion were improved and unintended pregnancies were prevented.
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The evidence suggests that targeted investments in the formal health and education sectors could have real impact on young people’s health and lives. Investing in the health and education of adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa is an investment that ultimately benefits the greater society