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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Meeting the sexual and reproductive health needs of women in low-and middle-income countries is an achievable and affordable goal if world leaders give this global health priority the urgent attention it needs.