India’s Doctors Learn Safer Abortion Techniques

March 10, 2016

(The Guardian) – Despite the circumstances, both women were able to access safe services. According to a Guttmacher Institute review, about 9% of maternal deaths in India are from complications of unsafe abortions.  According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), D&C is an outdated surgical technique that should be replaced. Side effects include heavy bleeding, pain, infection and perforation of the uterine wall or bowel.