Global Resources

The Health System Cost of Postabortion Care in Uganda

Publisher: Alan Guttmacher Institute
Publication Date: Jan 2014

How much does treating complications resulting from abortion procedures cost? In Uganda, postabortion care costs an estimated $13.9 million per year. The costs would go up to $20.8 million per year, if all women had access to such care services. This fact sheet provides a detailed overview of a range of different postabortion care costs, including costs for personnel, drugs and hospitalisation.

The recommendations indicate that unintended pregnancies should be avoided by improving and expanding the provision of family planning services. Increased investment in family planning will reduce the costs for postabortion care. For example, the cost for the provision of contraception in Uganda is significantly lower than for treating postabortion complications.