Twelve years ago, unintended pregnancies among young women in Colorado was at a stubbornly high rate. Inan anonymous donation allowed the state to expand family planning services and for the first time provide long-acting reversible contraception, such as IUDs and implants, to low-income women at little to no cost. While the state changed the way it asked about unintended pregnancies, health officials found that between and the birth rate for those 15 to 19, dropped 57 percent — from
Abortion rates have fallen over the past 25 years, even as more countries have made the procedure legal and easier to get, according to a new report released Tuesday. Countries with the most restrictive abortion laws also have the highest rates of abortion, the study by the Guttmacher Institute found. Easier access to birth control drives down abortion rates, the report also finds.
Government estimates indicate that teen abortion rates increased during the s, stabilized during the s at around 43 per 1, females ages 15 to 19, then decreased steadily to about 11 per 1, by Similar declines are evident for all age groups. Rates for non-Hispanic white, black, and Hispanic females have all fallen notably since the early s, although declines started a bit later for Hispanic females in
The New Zealand abortion rate increased slightly in to Inthe abortion rate dropped to About one in every five pregnancies ended in abortion or 18 per cent of all live births, still births and abortions, the data showed. The majority of abortions in were performed for women aged between 24 and 29, with procedures.
The teen birth rate in the United States is at a record low, dropping below 18 births per 1, girls and women ages 15 to 19 for the first time since the government began regularly collecting data on this group, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly released data from the National Center for Health Statistics. Inthe birth rate among to year-old girls and women was less than half of what it had been in Despite rapid declines in teen birth rates across all major racial and ethnic groups, disparities persist.
Inthere were Nearly nine in ten Not all teen births are first births.
This article gives a review of the main factors that are related to the low abortion rate in the Netherlands. Attention is payed to figures on abortion and the use of contraceptive methods since the beginning of the s up to the end of the s. The strong acceptance of family planning was influenced by changing values regarding sexuality and the family, the transition from an agricultural to a modern industrial society, rapid economic growth, declining influence of the churches on daily life, introduction of modern mass media and the increased general educational level.
To examine pregnancy rates and outcomes births and abortions among to year olds and to year olds in all countries for which recent information could be obtained and to examine trends since the mids. Alternate sources of information were used if needed and available. We present estimates primarily for and compare them to estimates published for the mids.
In a nation where abortion remains legal despite ongoing legal and legislative debate, which states have the highest rates of teenage abortion? A report by the Guttmacher Institute compiled teenage pregnancy and abortion statistics in the United States. These state by state statistics show a dramatic decrease in some states while others moved up a little on the list.