Safe Abortion Care

Women and girls in crisis settings face heightened vulnerability to unintended pregnancies and sexual violence while lacking access to contraception, emergency obstetric care and safe abortions. Comprehensive abortion care is critical for preventing maternal death and disability, in addition to providing the care necessary for women raped in conflict.

 

Facts & Stats

25% of pregnancies globally end in abortion, and the vast majority (88%) occur in developing countries.

Reference: Sedgh G, Bearak J, Singh S, Bankole A, Popinchalk A, Ganatra B, Rossier C, Gerdts C, Tunçalp Ö, Johnson Jr BR, et al: Abortion incidence between 1990 and 2014: global, regional, and subregional levels and trends. The Lancet. In press.