Top Facts & Statistics
59%of women in low-income countries deliver their babies in a health facility, compared to 97% in upper-middle income countries
63%approximate reduction in adolescent maternal deaths in LMICs if all need for sexual and reproductive health services were met
61%of unintended pregnancies worldwide ended in abortion annually in 2015-2019
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Generally speaking, abortion rates are similar in countries where abortion is broadly legal and in those where it is restricted - underscoring that women seek abortion when experiencing unintended pregnancy, regardless of its legal status.