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June 10, 2021, 9:11 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"There are nearly 25 women who have been criminalised and are being processed for the Salvadorean abortion ban. They have suffered obstetric emergencies, such as unassisted premature births or spontaneous abortions. We are following their cases and accompanying them and their families, as many of them are mothers and their children are left alone suffering their mothers’ absence. At the moment, we have proposed commutations of their sentences, and there are still some open cases. Also, in the pandemic we are following the habeas corpus strategy (requirement that an arrested person be brought before a judge or court before being detained or imprisoned) and fighting for the freedom of 14...more
June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"Since 2000, the number of pre-natal tests performed has been systematically increasing – in 2000 there were 1,654 invasive pre-natal tests performed, whereas in 2009 – 5,795. Detailed information on the number of tests performed is included in table A.12.1 (annex). The results of pre-natal tests indicating a high likelihood of severe and irreversible foetus impairment or incurable disease threatening its life are the most common reason for termination of pregnancy. The presented data show that the number of termination of pregnancy procedures taking place as a result of pre-natal tests indicating a high likelihood of severe and irreversible foetus impairment or incurable disease threatening its life is increasing year...more
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"Since 2005 there has been a decrease of 6.7% of the rate of abortion (No. of IVG for 1000 women aged between 15–49 years). The reduction is more rapid among women better educated, employed and married. More generally, it may be noted the steady decline in the abortion rate from 80’s up to date, when this has fallen by 43.5%. Italy is among the countries...with the lowest rate of abortion cases (11.1%)...The abortion rate of minors for...2006 [was] 4.9 out of 1000. This value is similar to previous years’, but with higher values in Northern and central Italy...the consent for surgery was released in 69.3% of cases by the parents...more
April 22, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"Meanwhile, the country registers numbers of unsafe abortions that are among the highest in Africa" (para 1).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"According to this research, the employees of the HIV service organizations more often see violence against women [including] ...compelling abortion (46 per cent)" (25). "According to the MHC data the level of legal abortions procured in MHC institutions has decreased from 9.45 in 2010 to 7.39 in 2013 (per 1,000 women of childbearing age)...There was also a decrease in the number of pregnancies among girls and adolescent girls...The proportion of women who made at least one abortion increases from 3.5 per cent at the age of 20 - 24 years to 38.8 per cent at the age of 45 - 49 years" (36). "In the group of 40 - 49...more
Feb. 10, 2021, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"Forty women were held in custody in Senegal on charges linked to the crimes of abortion or infanticide in the first six months of last year, official figures show. According to estimates, hundreds of women die every year from botched illegal terminations. 'For a termination to be legal in Senegal, three doctors have to certify that the woman will die unless she aborts immediately. Poor people in Senegal are lucky if they see one doctor in their lifetime, let alone three,' Camara said. 'A single medical certificate costs 10,000 CFA francs ($20), which is prohibitive. We had a previous case of a raped nine-year-old who had to go through with...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

“Mothers in Kenya feed their babies Coca Cola to kill them because they're unable to get abortions, according to human rights activists.The African country is in the grip of an infanticide 'crisis', as mothers seek ways to cope with or get rid of unwanted children. Some have turned to using Coca Cola, ginger beer or other fizzy drinks, which they feed them instead of breast milk. Newborns get all their nutrients from milk and, without it, can starve to death within days” (para. 1-4). “Significant numbers of babies are also left to die in rubbish dumps or rivers, later retrieved by workers as part of daily life” (para. 5). “Others...more
Sept. 29, 2020, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"Unsafe abortions kill many Tanzanian women, according to a recent study, but the deaths result from several factors and women in some regions die much more often than others" (para 1). "Of one million unintended pregnancies in 2013, the study found, 39 percent ended in abortion" (para 2). "Tanzania's abortion rate -- 36 per 1,000 women-- is typical for East Africa. But abortions and related deaths are nearly five times higher for women in the north, near Lake Victoria, and in the southern highlands, than for women living on the island of Zanzibar. Zanzibar is 98 percent Muslim; polygamy is common and extramarital sex is taboo, so unplanned pregnancies are...more
Aug. 30, 2020, 12:51 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"Unsafe abortions make up a significant portion of maternal deaths, with 47,000 women dying from unsafe abortions annually, according to the World Health Organization" (para 6). "An estimated 90,000 illegal abortions are performed in the Dominican Republic each year, according to the Center for Reproductive Rights" (para 8).
Aug. 11, 2020, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

“Despite the fact that laws have made India’s pre-natal gender tests illegal, the 2011 census in India has indicated the futility of the efforts made to curb female foeticide. India’s overall female-to-male ratio, it appears, has not improved much since 2001, when the last census was conducted. In May 2011, Lancet, a British Medical Journal indicated that over 12 million Indian girls were aborted in the womb over the last three decades in the country – resulting in a skewed child sex ratio of 914 girls for every 1000 boys, as opposed to 962 in 1981” (para 10).
Aug. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ABO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"According to the Moroccan Association to Combat Clandestine Abortions, between 600 and 800 abortions a day take place on average in Morocco, with about two-thirds of them by licensed doctors" (para 22).
July 19, 2020, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"The majority of pregnancies (81%) resulted in a live birth. Less than one-tenth (9%) of pregnancies were aborted, and a similar proportion resulted in miscarriages; a very small proportion ended in stillbirths (1%). Abortions account for a higher proportion of pregnancy outcomes among women age 35-49 (27%) and among fifth- or higher-order births (21%). The percentage of pregnancies ending in abortion is higher in urban than in rural areas (11% and 7%, respectively). Province 4 (15%) has the highest proportion of pregnancies ending in abortion, while Province 2 has the lowest (5%). The proportion of pregnancies ending in abortion increases with increasing household wealth, from 7% among pregnancies in the...more
June 14, 2020, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"So she did what millions of Pakistani women do every year: She had an abortion" (para 1). "Mehnaz, whose last name is being shielded to protect her identity, is one of millions of Pakistani women who have abortions each year. The deeply conservative Muslim country is estimated to have one of the highest rates of abortion in the world, based on a 2012 study by the New York-based Population Council, a nonprofit that advocates family planning. The rate that year was 50 abortions for every 1,000 women aged 15 to 44---roughly four times higher than in the US" (para 5). "According to her research, most of the women who seek...more
June 7, 2020, 12:03 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

In Bahrain, there are 11 abortions per 1,000 women, as recorded in 2002.
June 7, 2020, 12:03 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

In Austria, there are 1.3 abortions per 1,000 women, as recorded in 2001.
June 6, 2020, 11:53 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

In Afghanistan, "there is a lack of data on the incidence of abortion or provision of PAC [post-abortion care] in the country"
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"Ninety percent of all pregnancies in the five years preceding the survey ended in a live birth, and the remaining 10 percent terminated in abortion, miscarriage, or stillbirth. Miscarriage is the most common type of non-live birth, accounting for 6 percent of all pregnancies, and abortions account for 3 percent" (160). "A majority of the abortions were performed in the private health sector (52%) and 20 percent were performed in the public health sector. More than one-quarter (26%) of the abortions were reportedly performed by the woman herself at home. Nineteen percent of women reporting an abortion said that they had complications from the abortion" (161).
May 31, 2020, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"Abortion rate was 9.9 per 1,000 married women according to the results of KAP Survey on RH conducted in 2011" (29).
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1, ABO-DATA-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods." (35).
April 28, 2020, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, ABO-DATA-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods." (38).
April 24, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1, ABO-DATA-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods." (34).
April 23, 2020, 2:51 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

In Singapore in 2012, there were 8.7 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 (Annex 4).
April 23, 2020, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

In Senegal in 2012, 16 abortions occurred for every 1,000 women, according to an indirect estimate (Figure 2.3).
April 23, 2020, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

In Qatar, there were about 1.2 abortions per 1,000 women per year in 2005 (Annex 4).
April 23, 2020, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

In the Netherlands, "the proportion accounted for by medication abortions is fairly low as of this writing (the situation is in flux), at less than 25%."
April 23, 2020, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

In Guyana, there were about 11.8 abortions per 1,000 women per year in 2007 (Annex 4).
April 23, 2020, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

In DRC, "Although abortion is highly restricted, anecdotal evidence indicates that women often resort to clandestine abortions, many of which are unsafe. However, to date, there are no official statistics or reliable data to support this assertion." Researchers analyzed abortions in health facilities in Kinshasha and using that data, "estimated 146,713 abortions were performed, yielding an abortion rate of 56 per 1,000 women aged 15–49."
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"The majority of pregnancies (83%) resulted in a live birth. More than 1 in 10 (13%) of pregnancies resulted in miscarriages, and a very small proportion ended in stillbirths and abortions (2% each). The proportion of pregnancies ending in miscarriage was higher among women age 35-49 (18%) and women from the highest quintile (18%) as compared with other women. Among women who had an abortion, 79% sought advice and treatment after their last abortion. A majority of those who sought advice or treatment consulted doctors (89%) followed by nurse, midwife, or lady health visitor (data not shown separately)" (164).
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"The abortion rate has decreased over the years (-50 per cent from 1980 through 2012). Italy is thus one of the countries with the lowest abortion rate ever. The decrease is meaningful over the last three years: it was 7.9 in 1,000 women, aged 15-49, in 2012; 7.6 in 2013 (102,644 abortions). This concerns both young girls and young women — those who are most at risk; and the abortion rate has become stable for foreign women since 2010. From the last report to the Parliament on Act 194, the waiting list for the access to relevant services is increasingly reduced; and “abortion is practiced at 64 per cent of...more
Jan. 2, 2020, 4:19 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"Almost half a million abortions were conducted in Kenya in 2012 - the most recent data available - with one in four women and girls suffering complications such as high fever, sepsis, shock and organ failure, according to health ministry data" (para 9).