The United Nations Population Fund has said that the complication caused by illegal abortions in Namibia accounts for 21 percent of maternal deaths in the country.

The Namibia UNPF Representative, Dennia Gayle while handling over contraceptives to the health ministry in Windhoek also said that the Namibia Demographic Health Survey shows that abortion is the second most common direct obstetric complication treated in emergency obstetric care facilities in the country.

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