Unsafe abortion remains one of the five leading causes of maternal mortality, despite the fact that it is mostly preventable.
More than 22,000 women and girls die each year after having an unsafe abortion, according to a comprehensive report published by the Guttmacher Institute in 2018. (https://www.guttmacher.org/report/abortion-worldwide-2017)
Because of the legal restrictions on access to safe abortion that exist in many parts of the world, adolescents often resort to unsafe procedures administered by unskilled providers.
Adolescents typically take longer than adult women to realize they are pregnant, and adolescents who want to end their pregnancy consequently have abortions later in the gestational period. In some cases, because of stigma and discrimination or other factors, adolescent girls are also more likely than older women to self-induce an abortion or seek abortion services from untrained providers, and are generally less knowledgeable about their rights concerning abortion and post-abortion care.
The Famous Foreign Travelers Who Visited Ancient India-2 |
Al Beruni from Persia (1000-1025) |
✔Al Beruni was an Islamic scholar who was "commissioned" by Mahmud of Ghazni to write his monumental commentary on Indian philosophy and culture Kitab fi tahqiq ma li'l-hind. ✔In the words of the historians today, "His observations on Indian conditions, systems of knowledge, social norms, religion ... are probably the most incisive made by any visitor to India." ✔ Born in Uzbekistan, this traveler remained in India for thirteen long years to understand its culture and literature.