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Title:
Abortion policies : a global review
Author:
United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division.
Publication Information:
New York : United Nations, 2001.
Physical Description:
volumes ; 28 cm.
General Note:
"ST/ESA/SER.A/187"--V. 1.

"Sales No. E.01.XIII.10"--V. 1.
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. Afghanistan to France -- v. 2. Gabon to Norway -- v. 3. Oman to Zimbabwe.
ISBN:
9789211513516
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This publication aims to provide objective information about the national policies and laws relating to induced abortion of all UN member states and non-member states. It does not attempt to address the contentious issues that surround the subject. The countries are arranged in alphabetical order, and this volume covers countries from Afghanistan to France. The report contains comparable information on: the grounds on which abortion is permitted; the reproductive health context; and the social and political background to policies adopted. Where possible, data on the incidence of abortion is included.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
Explanatory notesp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Chapter I. Major Dimensions of Abortion Policyp. 2
A. Practical challengesp. 2
B. Conceptual challengesp. 2
1. World legal systemsp. 2
2. Abortion laws within legal systemsp. 4
C. Law and policy versus practicep. 7
Chapter II. Country Profiles: Description and Review of Variablesp. 8
A. Abortion policyp. 8
1. Grounds on which abortion is permittedp. 8
2. Additional requirementsp. 10
B. Reproductive health contextp. 10
1. Government view of fertility levelp. 10
2. Government intervention concerning fertility levelp. 11
3. Government policies on effective use of modern methods of contraceptionp. 11
4. Percentage of currently married women using modern contraceptionp. 11
5. Total fertility ratep. 11
6. Age-specific fertility rate for women aged 15-19p. 12
7. Government concern about morbidity and mortality resulting from induced abortionp. 12
8. Government concern about complications of childbearing and childbirthp. 12
9. Maternal mortality ratiop. 12
10. Female life expectancy at birthp. 13
Chapter III. Country Profilesp. 15
Afghanistanp. 17
Albaniap. 19
Algeriap. 22
Andorrap. 24
Angolap. 26
Antigua and Barbudap. 28
Argentinap. 30
Armeniap. 32
Australiap. 35
Austriap. 38
Azerbaijanp. 40
Bahamasp. 43
Bahrainp. 45
Bangladeshp. 47
Barbadosp. 49
Belarusp. 51
Belgiump. 54
Belizep. 56
Beninp. 58
Bhutanp. 60
Boliviap. 62
Bosnia and Herzegovinap. 64
Botswanap. 66
Brazilp. 68
Brunei Darussalamp. 71
Bulgariap. 73
Burkina Fasop. 75
Burundip. 77
Cambodiap. 79
Cameroonp. 81
Canadap. 83
Cape Verdep. 86
Central African Republicp. 88
Chadp. 90
Chilep. 92
Chinap. 94
Colombiap. 97
Comorosp. 100
Congop. 102
Cook Islandsp. 104
Costa Ricap. 106
Cote d'Ivoirep. 108
Croatiap. 110
Cubap. 113
Cyprusp. 115
Czech Republicp. 117
Democratic People's Republic of Koreap. 120
Democratic Republic of the Congop. 122
Denmarkp. 124
Djiboutip. 126
Dominicap. 128
Dominican Republicp. 130
Ecuadorp. 132
Egyptp. 134
El Salvadorp. 136
Equatorial Guineap. 138
Eritreap. 140
Estoniap. 142
Ethiopiap. 144
Fijip. 146
Finlandp. 148
Francep. 150
Annex
References
A. For the introduction and background textp. 153
B. For country profilesp. 156