Abortion Worldwide: A Decade of Uneven Progress
By: Susheela Singh, Deirdre Wulf, Rubina Hussain, Akinrinola Bankole, and Gilda Sedgh
Source: Guttmacher Institute
From the news release:
Increases in global contraceptive use have contributed to a decrease in the number of unintended pregnancies and, in turn, a decline in the number of abortions, which fell from an estimated 45.5 million procedures in 1995 to 41.6 million in 2003. While both the developed and the developing world experienced these positive trends, developed regions saw the greatest progress. Within the developing world, improvement varied widely, with Africa lagging behind other regions, according to “Abortion Worldwide: A Decade of Uneven Progress,” a major new Guttmacher Institute report released today.