Download the recent study on the cost of unsafe abortion to developing country health system



Treating the complications that result from unsafe abortion costs Africa and Latin America $227/280 million each year. These costs (reported in 2006 US$) place a considerable added strain on struggling national health systems in Africa and Latin America, which spend an estimated $490 million annually treating complications from pregnancies and births. Moreover, unsafe abortion costs the developing world at least $341 million when the Asian and Pacific regions are taken into account.