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The world has made significant progress on four of the five main causes of maternal mortality. But unsafe abortion—the only almost completely preventable cause—has been largely forgotten. Unsafe abortion still accounts for at least one in 12 maternal deaths globally. And, compared to reductions in all the other direct causes of maternal deaths since 1990—severe bleeding, severe infection, blood pressure disorders and obstructed labour—there has been little improvement in the negative impact of unsafe abortion. Video /Digital Storytellers Share. UNSAFE ABORTION: A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. In 2017, MSF staff treated over 22,000 patients with post-abortion complications. In some hospitals where MSF ... Full story

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