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May 2016

Abortion rates highest in nations that ban practice

SciDevNet
Countries that forbid and punish abortions have higher termination rates than countries that permit and support these procedures, a study has found.

Abortion rates plummeting in wealthy countries, not developing world, where procedure is often illegal

MinnPost
Abortion rates are at an all-time low in developed countries, but not in developing countries, where rates have remained level over the past two decades.

Making abortion illegal does not reduce number of women having terminations, study concludes

Independent
Making abortion illegal does not reduce the number of terminations women have, a study has concluded.

The Lancet: Abortion rates at all-time low in developed countries but remain unchanged in developing countries

Science News
Abortion rates have declined significantly over the last 25 years in developed countries and are at a historic low. But in developing countries, where many abortions are unsafe, rates have remained level, highlighting the urgent need for better access to modern contraception.

Abortion rate steady in poor nations, plunging in rich ones

The Spokesman-Review
The rate of abortions in the developed world has dropped to an all-time low while remaining steady in poorer regions, where nearly 90 percent of the abortions worldwide occur, researchers say in a new study published Wednesday in the journal Lancet.

Abortion rates plunge in rich nations, unvaried elsewhere

Global Post
Abortion rates have dropped 40 percent in wealthy nations since 1990 but remain unchanged in developing countries where procedures to end pregnancies are often unsafe, according to a study released Thursday.

Study shows that 56 million abortions are done every year

News Ghana
Abortion rates have dropped 40 percent in wealthy nations since 1990 but remain unchanged in developing countries where procedures to end pregnancies are often unsafe, according to a study released Thursday.

Abortion rates at all-time low in developed countries, but unchanged in the developing world

News Medical
Abortion rates have dropped to an all-time low in developed countries, but remain the same in developing countries, where it is often unsafe to have an abortion, report researchers.

Abortion rates in North America and Europe are now at 30-year lows

Vox
Abortion rates have plummeted in developed countries over the past three decades, new data published Wednesday in the Lancet with the Guttmacher Institute shows.

Abortion rates at all-time low in developed countries but remain unchanged in developing countries

ScienceDaily
Abortion rates have declined significantly over the last 25 years in developed countries and are at a historic low. But in developing countries, where many abortions are unsafe, rates have remained level, highlighting the urgent need for better access to modern contraception (eg, hormonal pill, implants, IUDs) to reduce unwanted pregnancies and abortions.