Incidence and complications of unsafe abortion in Kenya: Key findings of a national study
This report documents findings from a recent nationwide study of the incidence of induced abortion and severity of complications of unsafe abortion in Kenya. The study was conducted in 2012 among a nationally representative sample of Levels II to VI public and private health facilities. The Abortion Incidence Complications Methodology (AICM) and the Prospective Morbidity Methodology (PMM) were used as well-established and complementary approaches to estimate abortion incidence and the severity of unsafe abortion complications in Kenya.
Authors: African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Ministry of Health Kenya, Ipas, Guttmacher Institute