Legal abortion worldwide in 2008: levels and recent trends.

  title={Legal abortion worldwide in 2008: levels and recent trends.},
  author={Gilda Sedgh and Susheela P. Singh and Stanley K. Henshaw and Akinrinola Bankole},
  journal={International perspectives on sexual and reproductive health},
  volume={37 2},
CONTEXT Periodic assessments of abortion incidence are essential for monitoring trends in unintended pregnancy and gaps in contraceptive services and use. METHODS Statistics and estimates of legal induced abortions in 2008 were compiled for 64 of the 77 countries in which legal abortion is generally available; these 64 are home to 98% of women aged 15-44 who live in the countries eligible for inclusion. Data sources included reports or completed questionnaires from national statistical… CONTINUE READING
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