20 Sep 2018

Variations in safety of abortions across countries by income level

This infographic from the Guttmacher Institute shows that the likelihood of unsafe abortion increases if a person seeking abortion lives in a lower-income country.

In conjunction with this, the rate of abortion in high income countries is declining, while the incidence of abortion in lower-income countries has remained steady, meaning that unsafe abortion is not declining.

Variations in safety of abortions across countries by income level

Changes in worldwide abortion rates from 1990 to 2014Find more information on the state of abortion here.