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11abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-49 occurred annually in high-income countries where abortion is broadly legal, 2015-2019
33abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-49 in Sub-Saharan Africa occurred annually in 2015-2019
32abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–49 in Latin America occurred annually in 2015-2019
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Over the past three decades, the proportion of unintended pregnancies ending in abortion has increased in countries where more legal restrictions are in place, and where it may be harder to access safe abortion services.
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