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5. Unsafe abortion is defined as a procedure
for terminating an unwanted
pregnancy either by persons lacking
the necessary skills or in an environment
lacking the minimal medical
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8. The increase, however, may not be
sustained and may largely represent
investments in HIV/AIDS programmes
rather than in a comprehensive
approach to reproductive health.