Results suggest that 24% of women had at least one abortion in the five years preceding the survey. However, large gradients of socio-spatial disparities in abortion experience exist. The majority of abortions were also potentially unsafe: 53% of abortions occurred outside of any health care facility. Women themselves and medical doctors, respectively, performed 57% and 4% of all abortions.
The Committee is concerned that, despite the legally available exceptions to the prohibition of abortion, safe abortion remains largely inaccessible due to the stigma associated to voluntary termination of pregnancy in the society and to its relatively high cost and the fact that it is not covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Sarah D Rominski, Jody Lori, Emmanuel Nakua, Veronica Dzomeku, Cheryl A Moyer Contraception 2016;93(3):226–232 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010782415006459 Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Kumasi, Ghana http://www.nmtcksi.edu.gh/ Even in countries where the abortion law is technically liberal, the full application of the law has … Continued
Save Ghana, a non-governmental organisation, on Monday launched this year’s global day of action for access to safe and legal abortion, with a call on government to fully legalize abortion. Organized by Safe Abortion Action Fund, Global Media Foundation and … Continued