Country: Sierra Leone

Unsafe abortion in Sierra Leone: An examination of costs and burden of treatment on healthcare resources

Maternal mortality in Sierra Leone is one of the highest in the world and complications from unsafe abortion are one of the leading causes. This article reports the results of a 2012 study to assess the impact and costs of treatment of abortion complications on the country’s public health system, and estimate the costs of a shift to safe, legal abortion. The study concludesdthat a shift to safe, legal abortion would dramatically reduce the current costs of PAC.

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