Top Facts & Statistics
35Mwomen in LMICs have abortions in unsafe conditions
39abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-49 occurred annually in low-income countries where abortion is restricted, 2015-2019
11abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-49 occurred annually in high-income countries where abortion is broadly legal, 2015-2019
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In low and middle-income countries, the poorest women typically are at greatest risk of experiencing serious complications from unsafe abortion. They are least likely to have access to high-quality family planning services, safe abortion procedures and postabortion care when they need treatment for complications.