Most deaths related to abortion occur in the developing worldBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7197.1509 (Published 05 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1509
- James Ciment
- 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 …