Abortion Incidence and Unintended Pregnancy in Nepal

by Mahesh Puri, Susheela Singh, Aparna Sundaram et al.
International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Vol. 42, Nr. 4, December 2016

14 pp. 491 kB

Although abortion has been legal under broad criteria in Nepal since 2002, a significant proportion of women continue to obtain illegal, unsafe abortions, and no national estimates exist of the incidence of safe and unsafe abortions. The authors conclude that unsafe abortion is still common and exacts a heavy toll on women. Programs and policies to reduce rates of unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion, increase access to high-quality contraceptive care and expand safe abortion services are warranted.

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