Debate on achieving reproductive health in relation to abortion at TICAH, Kenya

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In Kenya, abortion is illegal unless it is authorised by a qualified health official when the health or life of the woman is at risk. In 2012, about 120,000 women were admitted to public hospitals and health centres for abortion-related complications, according to the Health Ministry, and an estimated 266 Kenyan women die per 100,000 unsafe abortions annually.

What contraception do women use after abortion? An analysis of 319,385 cases from eight countries

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This paper describes contraceptive uptake in 319,385 women seeking abortion in 2,326 public sector health facilities in eight African and Asian countries from 2011 to 2013. Interventions included updating national guidelines, upgrading facilities, supplying contraceptive methods, and training providers.

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