Unsafe Abortion in Zambia


Ndonyo Likwa
Ann Biddlecom

In Zambia, because safe, legal abortion is inaccessible to many women, an unknown number of women each year resort to illegal abortions, many of which are performed under unsanitary and unsafe conditions. The death toll from these procedures is likely high, and almost all such deaths could be avoided if access to safe abortion were improved and unintended pregnancies were prevented.

The time is now. Will you stand up for reproductive health and rights?

*The drugs misoprostol and mifepristone
safely terminate pregnancy, but neither
is currently registered in Zambia for
this purpose.