Unsafe abortion still accounts for at least one in 12 maternal deaths globally. And, compared to reductions in all the other direct causes of maternal deaths since 1990—severe bleeding, severe infection, blood pressure disorders and obstructed labour—there has been little improvement in the negative impact of unsafe abortion.
Doctors Without Borders' (MSF) mission is to alleviate suffering and reduce maternal mortality. MSF provides medical care, we do not judge women who seek help. South African Patricia, tell us her story.
Find out more: www.safeabortioncare.msf.org