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Most deaths related to abortion occur in the developing world

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7197.1509 (Published 05 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1509
  1. James Ciment
  1. New York

Of the 50 million abortions performed annually around the world, 40%are unsafe, with at least 90%of the medically perilous procedures occurring in developing countries, according to a recent book published by the World Health Organisation.

Abortion in the Developing World notes that some 30 million abortions are performed in the developing world annually, or roughly 60%of the …

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