calculated an Ontario teen abortion rate
for 2007 of 18.0 per 1,000.
Despite the decline in the abortion rate
, there were 2.2 million more abortions in 2008 than 2003 due to an increasing global population.
The leveling off of the abortion rate
between 2003 and 2008 was probably due in part to unmet contraception needs in developing countries, according to the study authors.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) study suggests that global abortion rates
are steady, at 28 per 1,000 women a year.
In between the extremes of Eastern and Western Europe fall Latin America, Africa and Asia, where the abortion rates
are 32, 29 and 28 per 1,000, respectively.
Linear regression analyses were used to estimate the changes in the annual abortion rate
and in the rate of second-trimester abortions among minors and older teenagers associated with the shift from a parental notification to a consent statute.
study to examine the long- and short-term effects of public policy on abortion rates
has been released by Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, Washington, D.C.
While the cause of the declining abortion rate
in the United States may not be clear, there is ample evidence worldwide that restricting access does not reduce the need for abortions; nor do restrictions lessen the number of abortions performed.
fell most significantly in Eastern Europe, a trend that corresponds with substantially increased contraceptive use in the region, according to "Induced Abortion: The Global Reality and Avoidable Risks, a new report by the Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organization (WHO) published in the 13 October 2007 issue of The Lancet.
But the teenage abortion rate
in Torfaen rose to 24 per 1,000 girls last year, compared to 19 per 1,000 in 2005.
The age-standardised abortion rate
was 18.3 per 1,000 resident women aged 15-44, compared with 17.8 in 2005, and the rate was highest, at 35 per 1,000, for women age 19.
The policy is designed to makes easier for sexually active girls to access birth control, in the hope that doing so will reduce the abortion rate
in the province.