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[19th Jan] Dangerous abortions 'on the rise', says WHO
The World Health Organization study suggests global abortion rates are steady, at 28 per 1,000 women a year.However, the proportion of the total carried out without trained clinical help rose from 44% in 1995 to 49% in 2008. The Lancet, which carried the report, said the figures were "deeply disturbing". Unsafe abortion is one of the main contributors to maternal death worldwide, and refers to procedures outside hospitals, clinics and surgeries, or without qualified medical supervision. Women are more vulnerable to dangerous infection or bleedi...