URIDU Health Family Work

Why do some women have abortions?

Deciding to have an abortion is always hard. Some religions teach that abortion is wrong and in many countries abortion is not legal or safe. But there are many reasons a woman may try to have an abortion anyway. Here are some examples:
Unplanned and unwanted pregnancy can happen when ...
... the woman and her partner do not know how pregnancy happens.
... health workers think some women are too young to get family planning.
... women are forced to have sex.
... family planning is not available, is not used correctly, or it fails.

IMPORTANT: A woman who has had unprotected sex within the last 3 days may be able to prevent pregnancy if she acts quickly.