The Incidence of Abortion and Unintended Pregnancy in India
December 18, 2017 | Publication | Population & Reproductive Health
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A report by the Population Council and the Guttmacher Institute, both MacArthur grantees, finds that almost half of the 48.1 million pregnancies that occur in India each year are unintended, and two thirds of all unintended pregnancies end in abortion. Close to one in four abortions in India (22%) are provided in health facilities; almost three in four (73%) are obtained independently through purchasing medical methods; and the remaining five percent are obtained using various methods that are often dangerous. The study's researchers suggest there is a need for vast improvements in contraceptive services.

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