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Latest items for ABO-DATA-1

July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"In 2015, 21,541 safe abortions and 9,081 spontaneous abortions with post-abortion care were conducted. The MoH will continue to train health care service providers on safe abortion skills at health centers and raise awareness on safe abortion services to ensure women, especially in rural areas, have increased access to safe abortion services" (26).
July 8, 2019, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda

"Abortion is illegal, and approximately 1,200 women died annually from unsafe abortions. On June 4, the Ministry of Health launched standards and guidelines on reducing morbidity and mortality from unsafe abortions, including increased access to family planning services and legal post-abortion care and services. Fear of arrest often made health-care professionals unwilling to attend to women who had undergone abortion" (Pg 29).
June 20, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda

"Ipas and the Great Lakes Initiative for Human Rights Development reported that an average of 25 percent of women in prison were serving sentences for illegal abortion, and were often arrested after seeking emergency health care for the management of complications arising from abortion. The RCS disputed the findings, stating only 2 percent of women in prison were serving sentences for illegal abortion" (Pg 32-33).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"Nearly one in four pregnancies in the three-year period before the survey ended in an abortion. The total induced abortion rate (TAR) during the period was 0.6 abortions per woman, little changed from the 2010 ADHS when the rate was 0.8 abortions per woman" (91).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"At the BiH level, there is neither reliable statistics, nor systematic and consolidated way of collecting data on interruptions of pregnancy / abortions" (33).
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 23).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"However, some studies conducted in the country show that clandestine abortions still occurred country-wide with rates climbing from 31 per cent in 1994 to 41.5 per cent in 2006 and 42.5 per cent in 2012" (34).
April 10, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Israel

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (37).
March 31, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Russia

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (48).
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"The National Health Population and Family Planning Commission reported that 13 million women annually terminated unplanned pregnancies. An official news media outlet also reported at least an additional 10 million chemically induced abortions were performed in nongovernment facilities. Government statistics on the percentage of all abortions that were nonelective was not available" (page 55). "Approximately half of abortions occurred among 15- to 24-year-old women" (page 56).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (page 28).
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"In recent years, the abortion rate in Kazakhstan has shown a decline (2011 — 95,288, 2012 — 95,654, 2013 — 84,265, 2014 — 83,709, 2015 — 81,440, 2016 — 78,857)" (32).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"The total abortion rate (TAR) in Tajikistan is 0.5 abortions per woman (Table 8.3). This means that the average number of abortions a Tajik woman will have at the current age-specific abortion rate is equivalent to 13% of the average number of births (3.8 births)" (99). "Overall, 11% of Tajik women age 15-49 have ever had an induced abortion. The majority of women who have had an induced abortion report having only one abortion (69%); 28% had two to three induced abortions, and 3% had four or more abortions. Among women who ever had an abortion, the mean number of abortions per woman is 1.4" (98).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"Last year 724 women from NI travelled to England and Wales for an abortion, according to official figures" (26).
Jan. 28, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"Some 170,000 Irish women have been forced to travel to neighbouring Britain for abortions since 1980" (para 5).
Jan. 8, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"According to research by the Salvadoran Citizens’ Group for the Decriminalization of Abortion, more than 250 women were reported to the police between 2000 and 2014, of whom 147 were prosecuted and 49 convicted – 26 for murder and 23 for abortion. The vast majority were like Vásquez: young, poor and single, and lost their baby after a medical complication" (para 5).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"The Committee is also concerned at the lack of information on the incidence of unsafe abortion and its impact on women’s health, including maternal mortality" (page 11).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"This inability to access or afford healthcare services lead many women in rural areas to unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions" (page 14). "Women therefore often rely on untrained local practitioners for illegal abortions because they have no access to reproductive information to prevent unwanted pregnancies" (page 15). "Nearly 5% of all pregnancies end in abortions, which are one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in part because of reliance on untrained local practitioners" (page 15).
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"Salhieh, the chief prosecutor, said that prosecutors obtained permission for seven women to have abortions in 2017, all in cases in which the women alleged that the pregnancy was a result of rape or incest and they were in the early stages of pregnancy" (para 29).
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"According to official health ministry statistics, more than 17 percent of the 245 recorded deaths of pregnant women and girls in 2016 were due to abortion. NGOs say some 500,000 clandestine abortions a year are carried out every year" (para 27).
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"According to an OHCHR fact-finding mission, some women discovered to be pregnant in Da’esh captivity were forced to have abortions" (para 235)
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"…the committee notes with concern: ...The high abortion rate among adolescents" (10).
Aug. 24, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"The Committee . . . remains concerned, however, at the prevalence of HIV and AIDS and unsafe abortions, which have contributed to the increase in the maternal mortality ratio" (page 12).
Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines

". . . early pregnancies, unsafe abortions and HIV/AIDS infections are increasing, in particular among adolescent girls" (page 11).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"From December 2012 to November 2013, 6,676 interruptions of pregnancy were carried out, with no reports of maternal mortality on that account and only two cases of serious complications, one of them because of an unsafe abortion. Health system coverage is 40 per cent public and 60 per cent private. Of all women treated, 18 per cent were under 19 years of age, while 82 per cent were 20 or more. Of those who consulted on a VTOP, 6.3 per cent ended up continuing the pregnancy. An average of 70 per cent used birth control after the VTOP" (page 29).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"Abortion rates recently hit a 17 year low (down to 14.4 per 1000 women aged 15-44 years)" (page 27).
June 25, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

Table 8 lays out the number of abortions rom 2010 to 2015, disaggregated by age (38). In 2015, there were 11,465 abortions (38).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti

"It notes its concern regarding…the excessive use of abortion as a method of family planning" (12).
March 30, 2018, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: ABO-LAW-1, ABO-DATA-1

"That unsafe abortions are prevalent irrespective of efforts by the State party to provide access to abortion services in specific cases, such as where there is a substantial risk that continuation of the pregnancy would gravely impair the physical or mental health of the mother, or that the child would be born with severe fetal impairment, or where the pregnancy resulted from rape, incest or other felonious intercourse" (12).
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia

"The Committee recalls its previous concluding observations (CEDAW/C/NAM/CO/3, paras. 24 and 25) and commends the State party for its successful programmes aimed at preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV. The Committee remains concerned, however, at the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS and unsafe abortions, which have contributed to the increase in the maternal mortality ratio in the State party. The Committee is particularly concerned that, while abortion is permissible on prescribed grounds such as rape, incest, threat to the health and life of the pregnant woman and foetal malformation, pursuant to the Abortion and Sterilization Act of 1975, women still undergo complex and onerous administrative procedures to obtain approval for abortion. The...more