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‘Spoiling The Belly’: The Dangers Of Backstreet Abortions In Liberia.

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‘Spoiling The Belly’: The Dangers Of Backstreet Abortions In Liberia. The World Post, 27/04/17. Katherina Thomas
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A study across six Liberian counties concluded that at least one in 10 women had undergone an unsafe abortion, with one young woman attempting to pull out the fetus herself, using a pair of iron handcuffs. Regina Hodges, medical coordinator of the International Planned Parenthood Federation in Liberia, saw the photographs. “It was really terrible. The girl brought her whole intestine into the uterus,” 

Nelly Cooper, director of the West Point Women for Health and Development Organization... said that an inequitable lack of access to information about contraceptive methods is fueling the number of unsafe abortions, putting the lives of women and girls at risk.

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Katherina Thomas
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2017
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April