Category Archives: Abortion

Abortion Numbers in Ireland

You may well have read recently that each day nine women travel from Ireland to clinics in England and Wales to access abortion services; whilst this number is correct, it does not fully account for the total number of abortions … Continue reading

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How Many Abortions in Ireland?

I think that recent estimates showing 4,400 Irish women having an abortion in 2016 is too low, the number is likely to be much higher than this. The Irish Times recently ran a fact check piece confirming that Solidarity’s claim … Continue reading

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Is Abortion Choice Different In NE England?

A fundamental tenet of abortion care is the choice of the woman. This choice is not just about whether to have an abortion or not, but also about the choice of method by which the abortion is performed. Data provided … Continue reading

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Abortion Rates Vary Significantly

The abortion rate in Uganda, 39, is three times greater than in GB, 13. The abortion rate in Kampala, 77, is twice the national average. There is one complication for every 2.4 abortions in Uganda, a rate which is 262 … Continue reading

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Medication Abortion – Guttmacher Report

Here are three issues which I think could come from an increasing move towards self-administered medication abortion, across developing and restrictive regions:  The business model for clinic-based abortion services will need to change;  There will be a reduction in the … Continue reading

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Abortion Worldwide 2017: Uneven Progress and Unequal Access

This week Guttmacher published its latest data and analysis on the worldwide incidence of abortion and unintended pregnancy. For many countries, it has trends going back to 1990. A key message is that the rate of abortion has been falling … Continue reading

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Impact of Abortion in Kenya

In Kenya, in 2012, the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) completed a study to assess the incidence of induced abortion and its impact. There is an informative 2 page summary of the findings here and the full study … Continue reading

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