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Unsafe Abortions on the Rise

Unsafe Abortions on the Rise

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Unsafe Abortions on the Rise


Throughout the world unsafe abortion rates have risen according to the Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organization. In 1995, the percentage of unsafe abortions was forty-four percent. However, that percentage increased to forty-nine percent. Researchers say the increase is in part because a growing portion of abortions are now being performed in developing countries.

Researchers define an "unsafe abortion" not in terms of how it is performed but by who performs it. An abortion performed by someone who is lacking in the skills needed to terminate a pregnancy or a person who has the skills necessary to terminate a pregnancy but is in an environment which lacks minimum medical standards is considered to be an "unsafe aborition." These minimum medical standards are usually met in more developed countries as evidenced by nearly all abortions performed in North America (ninety-seven percent) being considered safe.

Contact with health care professionals is a necessary part of our society and almost always beneficiary. However, providers are human and mistakes can be made. Even the most careful health care professionals can make a mistake that injures a patient. However, not all medical mistakes rise to the level of malpractice. The skilled medical malpractice attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC will help you if you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice. Our medical malpractice attorneys continue to set the standard for representation of difficult cases. If you have a medical malpractice issue, contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 to schedule a no-obligation meeting with a medical malpractice attorney.

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