unsafe abortion

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Definition

Procedures for terminating a pregnancy performed either by persons lacking the necessary skills or in an environment lacking the basic medical and standard sanitary conditions, or both.

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World Health Organization – WHO (2008). Unsafe Abortion: Global and Regional Estimates of the Incidence of Unsafe Abortion and Associated Mortality. Available at: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2011/9789241501118_eng.pdf?ua=1

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1422