Issues relating to abortions are complicated in Nigeria

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7382.225/a (Published 25 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:225
  1. Idris Mohammed (iidrismohammed@netscape.net), chairman
  1. National Programme on Immunization, PMB 511, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria

    EDITOR—Raufu's news item drawing attention to Nigeria, where 20 000 deaths are reported to occur every year as a result of mostly illegal abortions, calls for definite remedial action.1 I commend the dean of the medical school at Benin University and the Society for Gynaecology and Obstetrics in Nigeria for drawing attention yet again to this important cause of morbidity …

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