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Unsafe abortion in Namibia: country factsheet

Unsafe abortion in Namibia: 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 factsheet is based on findings from a rapid assessment of unsafe abortion and postabortion care conducted in Namibia by HEARD researchers in November 2015, and review of existing literature.

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