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Abortion incidence between 1990 and 2014: global, regional, and subregional levels and trends
Subregional, regional, and global levels and trends in abortion incidence for 1990 to 2014, and abortion rates in subgroups of women, using a Bayesian hierarchical time series model are estimated.
Adolescent Pregnancy, Birth, and Abortion Rates Across Countries: Levels and Recent Trends
Despite recent declines, teen pregnancy rates remain high in many countries and research on the planning status of these pregnancies and on factors that determine how teens resolve their pregnancies could further inform programs and policies.
Abortion Worldwide: A decade of uneven progress
The Guttmacher Institute gratefully acknowledges the general support it receives from individuals and founda-tions—including major grants from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and
Desired Fertility and Fertility Behaviour among the Yoruba of Nigeria: A Study of Couple Preferences and Subsequent Fertility
This paper examines the effects of the fertility desires of marital partners on subsequent fertility. In particular, we attempt to identify the role played by disagreement between the spouses in pr...
Induced abortion: incidence and trends worldwide from 1995 to 2008
The substantial decline in the abortion rate observed earlier has stalled, and the proportion of all abortions that are unsafe has increased, so measures to reduce the incidence of unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion are crucial steps toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
Women with an Unmet Need for Contraception in Developing Countries and Their Reasons for Not Using a Method
In-depth analyses at the regional and national levels and among key subgroups within countries of the reasons why women who do not wish to become pregnant do not use contraceptives are presented.
Reasons why women have induced abortions: evidence from 27 countries.
Research affirms that improved contraceptive practice is an important way to reduce abortion and indicates that being young and unmarried was a key reason in some countries and risk to maternal health was less important in Latin America and developed countries.
Sexual behavior, knowledge and information sources of very young adolescents in four sub-Saharan African countries.
Survey data from 12-14 year olds in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi and Uganda show that very young adolescents are already beginning to be sexually active and many believe their close friends are sexually active.
Adding it up: Costs and benefits of meeting the contraceptive needs of adolescents.
This report presents comprehensive global and regional analyses of the need for sexual and reproductive health services among adolescents in the developing world the costs of providing those services
Couples fertility and contraceptive decision-making in developing countries: hearing the mans voice.
Analysis of reproductive preferences and behavior of married men and their wives in 18 developing countries indicates that spousal age differences ranged from 2.7 years in Brazil to 12.2 years in Senegal, and husbands desired family size was higher in western compared to eastern Africa and was higher than womens DFS.