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Type Report
Title Access to and Quality of Menstrual Regulation and Postabortion Care in Bangladesh: Evidence from a Survey Of Health Facilities, 2014
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
Publisher Guttmacher Institute
City New York
Country/State USA
URL https://www.guttmacher.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/menstrual-regulation-postabortion-care-ban​gladesh_0.pdf
■ In 2014, an estimated 430,000 menstrual regulation (MR) procedures were performed in
health facilities nationwide, representing a sharp 34% decline since 2010. The annual rate
of MR was 10 per 1,000 women aged 15–49 in 2014, down from 17 in 2010.
■ Some 257,000 women were treated for complications of induced abortion nationally in
2014, for a rate of six per 1,000 women aged 15–49.
■ Fewer than half (42%) of public- and private-sector facilities permitted to provide MR
services actually did so in 2014 (down from 57% in 2010). This proportion was particularly
low among private facilities, of which only 20% reported providing MR in 2014 (down
from 36% in 2010).
■ Only about half of all union health and family welfare centres (UH&FWCs;) provided MR
procedures in 2014, a significant decline from two-thirds in 2010. These facilities are the
primary health providers in rural areas, where the majority of the population lives.

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