Abortion Worldwide 2017: Uneven Progress and Unequal Access

by Susheela Singh, Lisa Remez, Gilda Sedgh et al.
Guttmacher Institute, 2018

68 pp. 1.1 MB

A comprehensive new report released today by the Guttmacher Institute highlights ongoing disparities in abortion rates and in access to safe abortion services in developing and developed regions. The report, Abortion Worldwide 2017: Uneven Progress and Unequal Access, pulls together the latest research on abortion incidence, safety and legality, as well as on unintended pregnancy. Globally, rates of abortion have declined over the past 25 years. In addition, evidence in the report demonstrates that procedures have become safer in many parts of the world.

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