Abortion in the Framework of Family Planning in Estonia
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 1997; 76(Suppl. 164): 46-50.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the legal status of abortion and trends in childbirth, abortions and contraceptive use in Estonia. DESIGN: National statistical data on induced abortions, spontaneous abortions, births and contraceptive use in Estonia. RESULTS: Even though induced abortion is legal in Estonia, the abortion rate has been declining but is still high and in 1994 was 53.8 per 1000 women of fertile age. Among young women under 20 years of age, abortions decreased slightly in the period 1992-94 (from 55.5 to 41.5 per 1000). The birth rate has been declining rapidly in recent years, resulting in a net population reduction. The use of modern contraceptives is increasing but is still low. CONCLUSION: Survey on abortion and on contraceptive sales and use are needed. To improve family planning and prevent unwanted pregnancies it is important to increase awareness among the entire population--and especially among young people--by information, education and communication. A high standard of counseling, including pre- and postabortion counseling and in the youth services, is essential.
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Statutory Prohibition on Use of Appropriated Funds in Programs Where Abortion Is a Method of Family Planning; Standard of Compliance for Family Planning Services Projects; Proposed Rules Unknown creator (United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Public Health Service, 1987-09-01)
Constitutional Law -- First Amendment -- Domestic Family Planning Organizations Are Not Impermissibly Infringed Upon by Denial of Funding to Foreign Family Planning Organizations That Perform or Promote Abortion, DKT Memorial Fund, Ltd. V. Agency for International Development Clarkson, Jean (1991-03)