How to make abortion safe and legal in Africa | DW News

How to make abortion safe and legal in africa | dw news

DW News published this video item, entitled “How to make abortion safe and legal in Africa | DW News” – below is their description.

Africa is the riskiest place for a woman to have an abortion, with the highest rate of abortion-related deaths in the world. This week, campaigners around the continent attended marches to demand access to safe abortion care. In many African countries, abortions are either illegal, restricted or stigmatized. Still, they are common but often clandestine. This endangers women’s lives and health. That’s why rights groups say safe abortions are the way forward.

In Nalerigu, northern Ghana, some women have been speaking to DW.

What campaigners are calling for, safe abortion, can be defined as the termination of a pregnancy by a “trained provider” in “sanitary conditions” using “modern techniques.”

In Nigeria, for example, nearly half of all abortions that women get are unsafe, partly because terminating a pregnancy is only legal if the mother’s life is in danger. DW’s Amaka Okoye met two young women who are suffering because they couldn’t get safe abortions.

South Africa has arguably the most liberal abortion laws on the continent. Despite this, more than half of all abortions there are still unsafe, endangering women’s lives. One nurse is trying to change this.

DW News YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


About This Source - DW News

DW News is a global English-language news and information channel from German public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, established in summer 2015.

Recent from DW News:

Russia cuts off gas to Moldova as it moves toward Europe | Focus on Europe

Coronavirus after-effects and treatment options | COVID-19 Special

Iran’s Ayatolla Khamenei praises militia for brutal crackdown | DW News

In This Story: Ghana

Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa.

Ghana means “Warrior King” in the Soninke language.

2 Recent Items: Ghana

Doha’s Last Mile Marshals set tune for World Cup

World Cup 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo makes history #shorts

In This Story: Nigeria

Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of the most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall monolith outside the capital of Abuja that’s pictured on the national currency.

2 Recent Items: Nigeria

WTO head says Australia should focus more on green hydrogen, less on coal | 7.30

Millions face starvation in Nigeria

In This Story: South Africa

South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.

2 Recent Items: South Africa

Scotland rugby legend Doddie Weir dies aged 52 | ITV News

England 13-27 South Africa | Dominant Victory For South Africa | Autumn Nations Cup Highlights

Leave a Comment

We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.