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Data from Civil Registration and Vital Statistics further indicate higher maternal mortality probabilities for pregnancies
A UNFPA report noted that 51 percent of pregnancies in the Philippines are unintended
The report says that over 60 percent of unintended pregnancies end in abortion and an estimated 45 percent of all abortions are unsafe
The report said the acute shortage of midwives is "exacting a terrible global toll in the form of preventable deaths"