Clandestine Abortion Is Common in Kinshasa, and Procedures Are Often Unsafe
November 7, 2017
Likely a Major Contributor to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s High Number of Maternal Deaths
An estimated 146,700 abortions were performed in 2016 in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Kinshasa and the Guttmacher Institute. This translates to an abortion rate of 56 per 1,000 women of reproductive age, suggesting that abortion is very common in Kinshasa.
Continued at source: https://www.guttmacher.org/news-release/2017/clandestine-abortion-common-kinshasa-and-procedures-are-often-unsafe
Abortion Is a Common Experience for U.S. Women, Despite Dramatic Declines in Rates
October 19, 2017
Rates of Abortion Have Declined Among All Groups of Women, But Vary Considerably Between Them
Nearly one in four women in the United States (23.7%) will have an abortion by age 45, according to a new analysis by Guttmacher Institute researchers Rachel Jones and Jenna Jerman, just published in the American Journal of Public Health. By age 20, 4.6% of women will have had an abortion, and 19% will have done so by age 30.
“Despite recent declines in abortion, it is still a common procedure, and nearly one in four U.S. women will have an abortion in her lifetime,” says Rachel Jones, lead author of the analysis.
Continued at source: https://www.guttmacher.org/news-release/2017/abortion-common-experience-us-women-despite-dramatic-declines-rates