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Zika outbreak raises fears of rise in deaths from unsafe abortions
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Zika outbreak raises fears of rise in deaths from unsafe abortions

by the First Source News MediaJanuary 29, 2016

Campaigners urge governments in Latin America to rethink bans on and make contraception widely available

Campaigners are calling on Latin American governments to rethink their policies on contraception and abortion because of the spread of , which they fear will lead to a rise in ’s deaths from unsafe abortions as well as the predicted surge in brain-damaged babies.

Several governments in the region have advised women to postpone getting pregnant for up to two years, which reproductive groups say is impossible in countries where birth control is not easily available and many women fall pregnant through sexual violence.

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