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Unsafe abortions cause 20 000 deaths a year in Nigeria

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 02 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:988
  1. Abiodun Raufu
  1. Lagos

    The Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians of Nigeria estimates that about 20 000 Nigerian women die from unsafe abortions each year.

    The figure comes from studies carried out by the society and Nigeria's Ministry of Health. The estimate also tallies with the result of a nationwide survey conducted by Friday Okonofua, dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Benin and executive director of the Women's Health and Action Research Centre in Nigeria. …

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