Leontine Alkema, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (image) University of Massachusetts at Amherst Share Print E-Mail Caption Alkema, lead statistician for the working group on estimating global abortion incidence and safety, says, "Earlier studies on this topic defined unsafe abortions as those that take place illegally or in countries with restrictive abortion laws. This is the first study to produce information on abortion safety that directly relates to the WHO definition and guidelines related to safe abortions." Credit UMass Amherst Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.