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Grim statistics of unsafe abortions in Kenya

26 July 2012, 08:44

Nairobi – Young girls in Kenya continue to procure unsafe abortions with 16 percent of them involving women below 20 years of age, according to the Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance.

A member of the alliance, Joseph Karanja who is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Nairobi said on Wednesday that women between the ages of 20 and 34 accounted for another 73 percent of abortions in Kenya.

He attributed this to the lack of sexuality and abstinence education to adolescents.

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