As noted in the results, according to the calculations made for this study, the national teen abortion rate
rose from 14.2 per 1,000 in 2006 to 16.6 in 2007 and that the magnitude of this fluctuation (2.4) in abortion rates
from one year to another is greater compared to all other year-to-year abortion rate
fluctuations for the years included in this study.
Teen pregnancy and abortion rates
reached a staggering all-rime high in the 1980s and early 90s, with a rate of 223.1 pregnancies and 43-5 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-19.
18, found that while between 1995 and 2003, the abortion rate
per 1,000 women of childbearing age worldwide dropped from 35 to 29, in 2008 the rate was 28.
Between 2003 and 2008, the abortion rate
worldwide was almost unchanged, going from 29 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years to 28 abortions per 1,000 women.
around the world have "stalled" after a decline, a study found.
Countries with restrictive abortion laws did not have a corresponding decrease in abortion rate
- in some cases, the reverse was true.
The substantial decline in abortion rates
that occurred in both developed and developing regions of the world between 1995 and 2003 stalled out between 2003 and 2008.
First, was the state's change from a notification statute to a consent statute in 2005 associated with a decrease in the abortion rate
and an increase in the rate of second-trimester abortions among minors relative to rates among older teenagers?
The chief executive of the BPAS, a leading abortion provider in the UK, said: "There have been a large number of studies about the impact of sex education on abortion rates
and pregnancy rates, and these frequently tend to show that they are not having the kind of impact that family planning specialists want, they do not seem to have much impact on the abortion rate
The abortion rate
for girls under 16 was also lower than in 2007, as was the rate among all girls under 18.
The highest abortion rate
was among 19-year-olds, said the Health Department, which has pledged pounds 20.5million to further improve access to contraception this year.
Legislation in Congress supported by pro-life and -choice leaders such as the Pregnant Women's Support Act aims to reduce the abortion rate
in the U.S.
Eliminating access to abortion is an unjust means of reducing the abortion rate
, one that denies women their human rights - not to mention the fact that there is ample evidence that safe, legal abortions improve maternal outcomes.
Nor can it be coincidence that the rise in the abortion rate
goes hand-in-hand with the rise in STD's, which also goes hand-in-hand with the rise in binge drinking
On the whole, the abortion rate
decreased more in developed countries, where abortion is generally safe and legal on broad grounds (from 39 to 26), than in developing countries, where the procedure is largely illegal and unsafe (from 34 to 29).