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Unsafe abortion
18 Aug 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

COMMENT: The truth about “unsafe” abortion

Maybe the truth’s just too much for people. That’s what I think sometimes, when the pain and anger subsides. There are times when the truth about “unsafe” abortion is too much for me too. Often it keeps me up at night.

Like the time we had to help a terrified young schoolgirl who took a chokorboma to solve her problem. Someone gave it to her because that was the way they did abortions there but she could have had no idea what the reality would be. Made from a glass coke bottle and filled with god only knows what, the chokorboma literally exploded within her, rupturing her insides and burning her inside out. Her body was left unrecognisable.

I have never seen anything like it. It was horrifying. Heart-wrenching. Screaming and...

Maybe the truth’s just too much for people. That’s what I think sometimes, when the pain and anger subsides. There are times when the truth about “unsafe” abortion is too much for me too. Often it keeps me up at night.

COMMENT: The truth about “unsafe” abortion

Unsafe abortion
18 Aug 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

VIDEO: The reality of "unsafe" abortion

Did you know that every year nearly 22 million unsafe abortions take place around the world? That's 22 million times that...

VIDEO: The reality of "unsafe" abortion

South Sudanese woman with baby
08 Aug 2014 | Family planning

Life-saving services in South Sudan

It is estimated that South Sudan has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. So while political unrest continues, our...

Life-saving services in South Sudan

Ethiopia health worker speaks with a client
05 Aug 2014 | Maternal health

Ethiopia: an MDG success story

Ethiopia has made incredible progress over the last 11 years in increasing access to family planning. This has come in tandem with strong progress...

Ethiopia: an MDG success story

Family planning counselling session in Mynamar
30 Jul 2014 | Family planning

COMMENT: Six institutional obstacles to advances in family planning

Founders of Marie Stopes International and DKT International reveal what they think are the six institutional...

COMMENT: Six institutional obstacles to advances in family planning

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