Abortion stigma could result in death sentence for Kenyan women

The Kenyan Constitution made access to abortion easier in 2010, but the overwhelming stigma surrounding the procedure relies on traditional practices and backstreet clinics where many women endanger their lives. It means that. According to a 2012 survey by the Kenyan Ministry of Health, 23 women die each week from abortion failures. Campaigners say the real numbers are even higher.

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