The researchers conclude that the apparent increase in the abortion rate
, accompanied by the high level of unintended pregnancy, is consistent with the major changes in fertility and fertility preferences observed over the past decade.
Across England and Wales abortion rates
have risen marginally in the past five years from 21 per cent in 2009 to 21.
When broken down by age, abortion rates
dropped by 21% among women aged 20-24 years and by 16% among women aged 25-29 years, the two age groups that account for the majority of the procedures.
Healey said more research should be done to identify the reason for the reduction in New Zealand's abortion rate
While the overall abortion rate
declined, the proportion of abortions entailing early medication procedures continued to increase.
No clear relationship or pattern is detectable between abortion rates
and women of particular educational attainment levels.
As a result, Statistics Canada produced its final Canadian teen pregnancy rate statistics for the year 2005 and ended its dissemination of therapeutic abortion rate
data with the year 2006.
The plateau in the global abortion rate
from 2003-2008 coincided with a slowdown in contraceptive use, particularly in developing countries.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) study suggests that global abortion rates
are steady, at 28 per 1,000 women a year.
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.
The abortion rate
was high since many young people have a poor understanding of birth control, said Cheng Linan, an official.
leveled out between 2005 and 2008, but the number of early medication abortions increased over the same period, a new report shows.
6,15,16) Tomal analyzed county-level rates of abortions and births among minors and older teenagers in 11 states in 1995, and found that parental notification laws had a stronger negative association with minors' abortion rate
than did parental consent laws.
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
Though the abortion rate
for all women was going down dramatically through 2000, it stalled at 1,5 per 1,000 from 2000 through 2005.