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Health > Abortions: Countries Compared

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It is estimated that there are 44 million induced abortions annually, half of them in countries where abortion is illegal. However, the exact number of abortions cannot be determined because of underreporting. The abortion rate in developed countries is 24 per 1000, and in developing countries, the estimate is higher at 29.

Trends show that the number of abortions in the developed world is decreasing while in developing countries, it is steadily increasing. A major concern is that half of the abortions in these countries are unsafe. The complications from unsafe abortions account for nearly 13% of worldwide maternal deaths annually. The highest number of abortion related deaths is in Africa.

The higher rate of abortions in developing countries is attributed to the limited availability and acceptance of family planning and contraception. Poor access to contraceptive methods increases the incidence of unwanted pregnancies and abortion. In developing countries, around 80% of women who have unplanned pregnancies have limited or no access to contraception. In countries where family planning programs are reinforced with contraceptive counseling and supplies, there are fewer unintended pregnancies and abortions.

The rate of abortion in developed countries decreases progressively with age, as opposed to developing countries where ratios increase with age. Worldwide, abortion is more common among unmarried women. The likelihood of abortion increases in women of lower socioeconomic status.

In the United States, abortion rates are relatively higher among racial minorities and Hispanic women. It is estimated that about 49% of pregnancies in the US are unintended, and 43% of these end up in abortion.

The most common reasons for wanting abortions include interference with work or school, lack of finances, single parenthood, and health reasons, including fear of a possible defect in the fetus. Pregnancies borne of rape or incest account for 1% of all abortions.

Citations:

1) Henshaw, S, Glob. libr. women's med.,

(ISSN: 1756-2228) 2014; DOI 10.3843/GLOWM.10437. http://www.glowm.com/section_view/heading/Induced%20Abortion:%20Epidemiologic%20Aspects/item/436

2) WHO: Facts on induced abortion worldwide. http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/unsafeabortion/inducedabortion_2012.pdf?ua=1

DEFINITION: Legal abortions.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Russia 2.77 million 2003
2 United States 1.21 million 2003
3 India 596,345 2003
4 Japan 343,024 2003
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 336,275.83 2003
5 France 161,129 2003
6 Italy 134,137 2003
7 Germany 97,936 2003
8 Bulgaria 97,023 2003
9 Cuba 83,963 2003
10 Hungary 76,957 2003
11 Canada 70,549 2003
12 Sweden 37,489 2003
13 Israel 15,509 2003
14 Norway 13,672 2003
15 New Zealand 11,173 2003
16 Finland 9,884 2003
17 Greece 1,216 2003
18 Iceland 807 2003
19 Poland 559 2003

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Abortions. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNHDR. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Abortions

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Interesting observations about Health > Abortions

United States ranked first for abortions amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2003.
All of the top 2 countries by abortions are Cold countries'.
All of the bottom 9 countries by abortions are High income OECD.
9 of the top 12 countries by abortions are Christian.
All of the bottom 4 countries by abortions are European.
France ranked first for abortions amongst NATO countries in 2003.
2 of the top 3 countries by abortions are Former British Colonies'.
5 of the top 7 countries by abortions are Heavily indebted.
Poland ranked last for abortions amongst European Union in 2003.
2 of the top 3 countries by abortions are Emerging markets'.

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It is estimated that there are 44 million induced abortions annually, half of them in countries where abortion is illegal. However, the exact number of abortions cannot be determined because of underreporting. The abortion rate in developed countries is 24 per 1000, and in developing countries, the estimate is higher at 29.

Trends show that the number of abortions in the developed world is decreasing while in developing countries, it is steadily increasing. A major concern is that half of the abortions in these countries are unsafe. The complications from unsafe abortions account for nearly 13% of worldwide maternal deaths annually. The highest number of abortion related deaths is in Africa.

The higher rate of abortions in developing countries is attributed to the limited availability and acceptance of family planning and contraception. Poor access to contraceptive methods increases the incidence of unwanted pregnancies and abortion. In developing countries, around 80% of women who have unplanned pregnancies have limited or no access to contraception. In countries where family planning programs are reinforced with contraceptive counseling and supplies, there are fewer unintended pregnancies and abortions.

The rate of abortion in developed countries decreases progressively with age, as opposed to developing countries where ratios increase with age. Worldwide, abortion is more common among unmarried women. The likelihood of abortion increases in women of lower socioeconomic status.

In the United States, abortion rates are relatively higher among racial minorities and Hispanic women. It is estimated that about 49% of pregnancies in the US are unintended, and 43% of these end up in abortion.

The most common reasons for wanting abortions include interference with work or school, lack of finances, single parenthood, and health reasons, including fear of a possible defect in the fetus. Pregnancies borne of rape or incest account for 1% of all abortions.

Citations:

1) Henshaw, S, Glob. libr. women's med.,

(ISSN: 1756-2228) 2014; DOI 10.3843/GLOWM.10437. http://www.glowm.com/section_view/heading/Induced%20Abortion:%20Epidemiologic%20Aspects/item/436

2) WHO: Facts on induced abortion worldwide. http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/unsafeabortion/inducedabortion_2012.pdf?ua=1

Posted on 09 Apr 2014

chris.lockyer781

chris.lockyer781

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23 Chromosomes from Mom + 23 Chromosomes from Dad = Human DNA. We use DNA to Identify Humans. Babies have Fingerprints after just 90 Days. Men get sentenced to Manslaughter for Accidentally killing an Unborn Baby, but the Mother of the same child can Exercise Her Right to Kill the Human Baby and go to Disneyland the next day. Pro-Abortion Minds are the height of Narcissism. 1,200,000 Killed Human Babies Each Year In The United States. That Fills Each Seat in the Rose Bowl of Pasadena 12 Times. Who could possibly be OK with that?

God has rememdy for this. Annihilation, according to the Bible. It's coming. The blood of every one of those babies will be required. As they consider those fetuses refuse, so will He see their carcases as refuse on the ground. (Jeremiah 25:31-33.)

Posted on 15 Jan 2013

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Life starts the very moment fertilization occur so any body that commits abortion is a murderer and God will judge that person, except you pray fervently to God for forgiveness will he forgive youqQ.

Posted on 26 Jul 2011

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