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Unsafe abortion in Malawi: country factsheet

Unsafe abortion in Malawi: country factsheet

HEARD has embarked on a new and important initiative within its Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights research agenda, to investigate unsafe abortion in Eastern and Southern Africa. Unsafe abortions have devastating effects on women’s health, and the rates of unsafe abortion are higher in East Africa than in any other region of the world. Southern Africa has a number of countries where abortion laws have been liberalised, but still rates of unsafe abortion remain far too high.

This fact sheet is based on findings from a rapid assessment of unsafe abortion and post abortion care conducted in Malawi by HEARD researchers between 16 and 30 November 2015, and review of existing literature.

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