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U.S. Abortion Rates Decline to The Lowest Ever

Update Date: Dec 14, 2015 09:35 AM EST
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The U.C. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the pregnancy and the abortion rates have hit an all time low since the agency started monitoring these figures. According to this report, the country's reproductive trends can be analyzed. In 1990, the number of abortions encouraged were 1.6 million but these figures became far less by 2010. In 1980, the reported abortions per 1,000 women was 29.4. In 2010 these numbers dropped to 17.7 per 1000 women in their pregnancy phase. In 2010, number of women who conceived were about 6.2 million that led to 98.7 pregnancies per 1,000 women in their reproduction phase. This rate was 15% lower than the 1990 statistics that reported 115.8 pregnancies per 1000 women. "These declines that are documented here are showing predate the uptick the majority of the implementation of restrictions in states between 2011 and 2013," Kathryn Kost, principle research scientist with reproductive health care analysis and advocacy group Guttmacher Institute and an author of the report, told The Independent. Ms. Kost attributed the decrease in the abortion figures in 2010 to increase of contraception that also declined the overall pregnancy.

"In 1976, when we started collecting these numbers, it was almost twice as likely to have an abortion than fetal loss," the lead author of the report and a CDC health statistician, Sally C. Curtin, told. "The drop in birth rates from 2007 through 2013 has been well documented," a CDC press release on the data said. "However, it is also important to examine total rates of pregnancy and other pregnancy outcomes (abortion and fetal loss) to provide a comprehensive picture of current reproductive trends," according to Tech Times

The number of births for the report have been obtained by CDC from the hospitals in U.S. The health care providers gave the abortion statistics to Guttmacher for the purpose of this study, according to The Independent.

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