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CB Polis, C Mhango, J Philbin, W Chimwaza, E Chipeta and A Msusa
Abstract
In Malawi, abortion is legal only if performed to save a woman’s life; other attempts to procure an abortion are punishable by 7-14 years imprisonment. Most induced abortions in Malawi are performed under unsafe conditions, contributing to Malawi’s high maternal mortality ratio. Malawians are currently debating whether to provide additional exceptions under which an abortion may be legally obtained. An estimated 67,300 induced abortions occurred in Malawi in 2009 (equivalent to 23 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44), but changes since 2009, including dramatic increases in contraceptive prevalence, may have impacted abortion rates.
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Pregnancy, Human rights, Birth control, Abortifacient, Stillbirth, Medical statistics, Maternal death, Abortion
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