Induced Abortion: Incidence and Trends Worldwide from 1995 to 2008.Induced Abortion in·duced abortion
Abortion caused intentionally by the administration of drugs or by mechanical means.
induced abortion : Incidence and Trends Worldwide from 1995 to 2008 G Sedgh et al., The Lancet, January 19, 2012
Using data from the Guttmacher Institute The Guttmacher Institute (formerly The Alan Guttmacher Institute) advances sexual and reproductive health in the United States and globally through an interrelated program of social science research, public education, and policy analysis. and the World Health Organization, this report demonstrates that the global abortion rate has leveled off. Between 1995 and 2003, it decreased from 35 to 29 per 1,000 women of childbearing age, but seems to have reached a plateau in 2005, when the rate was 28. Chief researcher Gilda Sedgh said, "This plateau coincides with a slowdown in contraceptive uptake. Without greater investment in quality family planning family planning
Use of measures designed to regulate the number and spacing of children within a family, largely to curb population growth and ensure each family’s access to limited resources. services, we can expect this trend to persist." A breakdown by region showed that liberal abortion laws tend to be associated with lower abortion rates. Also examined are health and mortality measures associated with unsafe abortion and trends specific to the developing world.