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Economic Impact of Unsafe Abortion-Related Morbidity and Mortality: Evidence and Estimation Challenges

Published on 1 January 2009

Deaths and other complications arising from unsafe abortions impose a huge cost on the lives and health of women living in developing countries. The economic impact is also enormous and is of considerable importance to public policy. But the data needed to accurately measure these costs are in short supply and unreliable.

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Henry Lucas

Research Fellow

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IDS
authors
Vlassoff, M., Shearer, J., Walker, D. and Lucas, H.
journal
IDS Research Summary of IDS Research Report, issue 59

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