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.

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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