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73% of all abortions done by married women - Study

12 May 2016, 18:39

New York - In a new study 41 million abortions were sanctioned by married women between 2010 and 2014 making up 73% of all abortions in that time period, The Herald reported.

The study was conducted by the Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organisation.

The percentage of abortions dropped in developed regions from 39 percent in 1990–1994 to 28 percent in 2010–2014, while in developing countries, aborted pregnancies went from 21 percent to 24 percent over the same time span.

“These trends suggest that women and couples in the developed world have become more successful at avoiding unintended pregnancies—the cause of most abortions—over the last two decades,” noted Dr. Sedgh, lead author of the study and a principal research scientist at the Guttmacher Institute.

According to Vanguard, It has been estimated that in developing regions, where abortion laws tend to be highly restrictive, some 6.9 million women were treated for complications from unsafe abortions in 2012, at a rate of 6.9 women treated per 1,000 women aged 15–44.

- News24 Nigeria


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