New survey shows abortion rate declining in Armenia

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New survey shows abortion rate declining in Armenia
29/08/2017 Armenia

The fertility rate, total (births per woman) in Armenia is reported at 1.7 while the rate was 2.8 in 90s per women, Karine Saribekyan, Director of the Maternal and Child Health Department at the Armenian Ministry of Healthcare, told reporters on Monday while presenting the data of the newly released “Armenia Demographic and Health Survey 2015-2016” (ADHS).

In Saribekyan’s words, a tendency of declining abortion rates is observed in Armenia. According to the research, in 2015-2016, 69% of pregnancies ended in live births in 2015-2016, 23% - in induced abortions, while 9% - in miscarriages, and stillbirths. The previous research conducted in 2000 suggested abortions rate at 55%, 45% in the research conducted in 2005, and 29% - in the Demographic Research of the year 2010.

The head of the department detailed that two third of the induced abortions were due to the woman’s wish to have no more children, 8% - with diseases in offspring, another 8% for sex-selective reasons.

Source: Panorama: http://www.panorama.am/en/news/2017/08/29/abortion-rate/1826508

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New Zealand: Contraceptives, education hailed as heroes as abortion rates lowest in 25 years

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Contraceptives, education hailed as heroes as abortion rates lowest in 25 years

RACHEL THOMAS
June 20 2017

Women in their teens are having fewer abortions than women in their early thirties.

Teenagers are having fewer abortions than women in their 20s and 30s, with better access to contraceptives tipped as one of the reasons why.

The number of abortions performed in New Zealand in 2016 was the lowest in more than 25 years, according to Statistics New Zealand.

The abortion rate for women aged 20-24 years fell from a peak of 41 per 1000 women in 2003 to 21 per 1000 in 2016.

Continued at source: Stuff.co: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/93863272/contraceptives-education-hailed-as-heroes-as-abortion-rates-lowest-in-25-years

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New Zealand: Abortion rate drops to lowest in 25 years

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Abortion rate drops to lowest in 25 years
19 Jun, 2017

Abortions have dropped to the lowest rate in over 25 years.

The general abortion rate - abortions per 1000 women aged 15-44 - was 13.5 per 1000 women in 2016, down from 14.2 in 2015.

Statistics NZ reported that the abortion rates for younger women have fallen significantly in recent years whereas the rate has stayed the same for older women.

Continued at source: New Zealand Herald: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11879064

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U.S.: Contraception and Fewer Unintended Pregnancies Likely Drove 2011–2014 Abortion Decline

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Contraception and Fewer Unintended Pregnancies Likely Drove 2011–2014 Abortion Decline
January 17, 2017
News Release

But the Changing Political Landscape Imperils Access to Essential Reproductive Health Care

In 2014, the U.S. abortion rate reached the lowest level ever recorded. A new analysis in the Guttmacher Policy Review argues that improved contraceptive use resulting in fewer unintended pregnancies likely played a larger role than new state abortion restrictions in the decline between 2011 and 2014. Although the available data suggest that both factors contributed to lower abortion rates, most of the decline in the number of abortions (62%) occurred in the 28 states (and DC) that did not have major new abortion restrictions in effect.

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Source, Guttmacher Institute: https://www.guttmacher.org/news-release/2017/contraception-and-fewer-unintended-pregnancies-likely-drove-2011-2014-abortion

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U.S. Abortion Rate Continues to Decline, Hits Historic Low

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U.S. Abortion Rate Continues to Decline, Hits Historic Low
January 17, 2017
News Release

Improvements in Contraceptive Use Are Likely Contributing to the Decline, But Punitive Abortion Restrictions May Also Be a Factor

For the first time since 1975, the number of abortions in the United States dropped under one million (958,700 in 2013 and 926,200 in 2014), according to “Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, 2014,” by Rachel Jones and Jenna Jerman. The abortion rate also continued to decline, falling to 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44, the lowest rate ever recorded, and a 14% decline from 2011.

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Source, Guttmacher Institute: https://www.guttmacher.org/news-release/2017/us-abortion-rate-continues-decline-hits-historic-low

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