U.S. Abortion Rate Continues to Decline, Improvements in Contraceptive Use Credited

Guttmacher Institute, January 17, 2017

For the first time since 1975, the number of abortions in the United States dropped under one million (958,700 in 2013 and 926,200 in 2014). The abortion rate also continued to decline.

Improved contraceptive use in recent years has led to a decline in the U.S. unintended pregnancy rate, suggesting that women are increasingly able to plan their pregnancies and therefore have a decreased need for abortions.

Abortion rates fall to historic low in wealthy countries, little changed elsewhere

Reuters, Wed May 11, 2016 8:28pm EDT

Abortion rates have dropped dramatically in the past 25 years to historic lows in wealthy countries, but dipped only slightly in poorer developing nations, according to a global study published on Wednesday.

The study – by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Guttmacher Institute – also found that imposing restrictive laws does little to lower abortion rates, but is more likely to force people into having unsafe terminations.

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