Global | Abortion
Legality and Safety
The Guttmacher Institute conducts research to determine the incidence of abortion at the national, regional and global levels. The Institute has developed a widely published methodology to measure the incidence of the practice in countries where abortion is restricted by law and where the majority of abortions are clandestine and likely unsafe.
Disparities in unintended pregnancy and abortion among low-, middle- and high-income countries reflect a need for greater action by policymakers at all levels to achieve global equity in sexual and reproductive health