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Why No Nigerian Woman Should Die From Unsafe Abortion

CHIOMA UMEHA Lagos Unsafe abortion has been proved to be one of the leading causes of avoidable deaths of women in many countries where it is prevalent. Unfortunately, almost half of all abortions worldwide are unsafe, and nearly all unsafe abortions occur in developing countries. This is just as evidence has shown that unsafe abortion is widespread in places where abortion is illegal. Women who have unsafe abortions are at risk of serious medical problems, including incomplete abortion, infection, uterine perforation (when the uterus is pierced by a sharp object) and hemorrhage (heavy bleeding). Also, unsafe abortion causes damage to the genital tract and internal organs (when dangerous objects such as sticks, knitting needles, or broken glass are inserted into the vagina or anus).     Describing the incidence as alarming, Professor Adetokunbo Fabamwo, a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) noted that unsafe abor