Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fun Facts About Abortions Part 1

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Here are some fun facts about abortions.  This is taken from the Guttmacher Institute.  Here is their link

I'll run through some of their facts, real quick.

Each year two percent of women aged 15-44 have an abortion.

1 in 10 women will have an abortion by the time they are 20.
1 in 4 women will have an abortion by the time they are 30.
3 in 10 women will have an abortion by the time they are 45.

Eighteen percent of U.S. women obtaining abortions are teenagers; those aged 15–17 obtain 6% of all abortions, teens aged 18–19 obtain 11%, and teens younger than age 15 obtain 0.4%

Women who have never married and are not cohabiting account for 45% of all abortions

About 61% of abortions are obtained by women who have one or more children.

Fifty-four percent of women who have abortions had used a contraceptive method (usually the condom or the pill) during the month they became pregnant. Among those women, 76% of pill users and 49% of condom users report having used their method inconsistently, while 13% of pill users and 14% of condom users report correct use

Forty-six percent of women who have abortions had not used a contraceptive method during the month they became pregnant. Of these women, 33% had perceived themselves to be at low risk for pregnancy, 32% had had concerns about contraceptive methods, 26% had had unexpected sex and 1% had been forced to have sex

Eight percent of women who have abortions have never used a method of birth control; nonuse is greatest among those who are young, poor, black, Hispanic or less educated

About half of unintended pregnancies occur among the 11% of women who are at risk for unintended pregnancy but are not using contraceptives. Most of these women have practiced contraception in the past.

There are more facts about abortions on the link above.  Please click on it to learn more.

I'll post my opinions on these facts at a later time. 

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