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The Harmful Impact of the Helms Amendment on Women in Kenya

The Helms amendment is a law barring U.S. foreign assistance from being used for abortion services. This fact sheet describes the negative impact of the Helms amendment on women in Kenya, where abortion is legal under certain circumstances. Restrictive policies like Helms cause women to resort to unsafe abortion, a leading cause of death and injury among women in Kenya—and women who are poor, young or victims of sexual violence suffer most under Helms restrictions.
Authors: Ipas
Year: 2020

Languages: English

Regions: Global

Countries: Global

Topics: Laws & Policies

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