Induced abortion is the termination of pregnancy before 28 weeks.Unsafe abortion is performed by unskilled persons or in unapproved premises or both.Further advocacy is needed for the domestication of the Maputo Protocol, especially Article 14, into Tanzanian Legislation.), is a sovereign state in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.The most contentious fact to me is that 60 per cent of Tanzanian women with abortion complications do not receive needed medical care.They are often denied their right to medical services because of stigma and outright discrimination.As participants noted, it is time to bring abortion 'out of the shadows' as was done with HIV/Aids.
The situation is preventable - if all girls and women had access to correct information about sexual and reproductive health and their rights, to safe contraceptives, and to quality reproductive health care.
Many girls are driven to unsafe abortion because they fear stigma and punishment from family, peers, school and community for becoming pregnant outside of marriage.
The present government policy of mandatory pregnancy tests of schoolgirls and automatic expulsion will surely worsen the situation.
European colonialism began in mainland Tanzania during the late 19th century when Germany formed German East Africa, which gave way to British rule following World War I.
The mainland was governed as Tanganyika, with the Zanzibar Archipelago remaining a separate colonial jurisdiction.