Around 56 million abortions are performed each year in the world, with about 45% done unsafely. Abortion rates changed little between 2003 and 2008, before which they decreased for at least two decades as access to family planning and birth control increased.
As of 2018, 37% of the world’s women had access to legal abortions without limits as to reason. Countries that permit abortions have different limits on how late in pregnancy abortion is allowed.
From when does human life begin?
At what age does the heart of a fetus begin to beat?
Heartbeat, brain waves and response to touch are present in an unborn child by?
Complications of abortion include?
There are several other complications of abortion like uterine perforation, endotoxic shock, cervical laceration, uterine rupture and death.
Majority of abortions take place between?
Statistics show that most of the abortions are done between 8-12 weeks. 6% happen between the 13-15 weeks 4% happen between the 16-20 weeks 1% of all abortions - after the 20th week of pregnancy
Among all developed countries, the USA has the highest rate of abortion?
In US the average number of abortions reported annually is over 1 million.
Majority of women who get abortions done are less than 25 years of age?
Of the total number of abortions 54% women are less than 25 years of age, while 19% are teenagers.
Legally the father has the ultimate say with regard to an abortion decision?
The decision for abortion, legally, rests with the mother and not the father.
Most abortions result from cases of incest or rape.
Out of the total number of abortions only about 1% is attributed to incest or rape.
Women having abortions in the first or second trimester have a higher risk of breast cancer?
The risk of breast cancer for women having an induced abortion increases by 50% than among other women. During pregnancy there is rapid cell growth in the breast tissues. This growth stops after the delivery. However, abortion might not stop this rapid cell growth. Therefore the risk for breast cancer increases significantly.
Abortion can have emotional side effects?
Many women who opt for a abortion are known to experience guilt later. Some women might also have to deal with post-abortion stress for several years. Even the father might be emotionally affected a
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