Israel’s Abortion Rate Falls as Birth Control, Traditional Mores Rise
Experts also say fewer young men are seeking to have sex and are surfing the internet instead, including online pornography
May 13, 2018
The abortion rate in Israel is dropping consistently for reasons including greater accessibility to birth control and a society becoming more traditional, the Health Ministry said in a new report.
Between 1990 and 2016, the annual ratio of abortions to live births dropped 34 percent – from 150 for every 1,000 live births to 99. The number of abortions for every 1,000 women of fertility age dropped from 13.6 to nine, while the number of requests to pregnancy-termination committees at hospitals tumbled 42 percent, the report said.