Global | Abortion


The costs of treating medical complications from unsafe abortion constitute a significant financial burden for developing countries’ public health care systems. The Guttmacher Institute estimates the health, social and economic consequences of unsafe abortion and quantifies these costs at the national, regional and global levels.

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By investing in proven sexual and reproductive health interventions, countries can make greater strides toward achieving universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals, which provide a critical blueprint for countries as they rebuild their health systems in the aftermath of the pandemic. Inaction would have devastating consequences, economically, developmentally and from a human rights perspective.

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