Contraceptives are essential in order to help prevent any kind of unplanned pregnancy and subsequently a need for abortion. Contraceptives prevent the process of ovulation by stopping the mix of eggs and sperms after sex.
There are many different types of contraceptives such as barrier methods, hormonal methods, emergency contraception, intrauterine contraception and sterilization. Despite contraceptives sometimes pregnancy occurs which cause a lot of problem to the couples. The only available solution becomes abortion of the foetus.
The procedures of abortion have become quite safe these days and women can get back to normal life as early as 2 weeks. The course of antibiotics prescribed should be completed in order to avoid any difficulties and complications afterwards.
According to a survey, married couples are more commonly seen to opt for an abortion as compared to an unmarried couple.
1. Abortion Stats In US
Every year almost 1.2 billion abortions are performed in America which is higher than the death rate even during the wars. According to a survey 56% women go for one time abortion, 36% may have suffered 1-2 previous abortions where as 8% may have 3 or more previous abortions.
2. Economics Of Birth Control
Birth control is an effective method to create a balance in an economy. 73% of women staying in 69 poor countries do not have access to modern methods of contraceptive and thus their need to use birth control methods are unmet. Women who have access to various birth control methods have 40% highest earnings as compare to women who cannot use birth control methods. Family planning helps maintaining smaller families with longer life which eventually leads to increased incomes. Family planning helps in saving lot of money which would otherwise be spend on the education, food and other needs of children.
3. What We Think About Abortion
Different people have different opinions about abortion. Many people believe that it should be made legal and it should be entirely the choice of the expecting parents whether they wish to keep the baby or not. To the other side a huge section thinks that it should be made illegal since abortion is not less than a murder. 40% women think that abortion should be made illegal where as 43% male believes that it should be made illegal. On the other hand 55% women think that abortion should be legal and 51% of men think that abortion should be made legal.
4. Is Georgia Ready To Ban Abortion?
Georgia government has assigned a fixed budget for children deprived of parental care. The government has started various programs like day care centres, orphanages, small family type homes and foster care program. Georgia has to plan its policies so that the country can manage deprived children’s need in case the abortion is banned in the country. Government will have to bear an annual cost of $5316 per children for nurturing these children without parents. 1 year after banning the abortion Georgia will need 16 times more money then the present state children budget.
5. Abortion In Canada
In the year 2009 almost 100,000 terminations were reported in Canada. 29% abortions happened when the foetus was 8 weeks or earlier, 41.2% abortion happened in 9-12 weeks, 6.8% happened in 12-16 weeks where as 3.3% happened in 17-22 weeks.
6. Caring For Your Health After Abortion
In US 1 out of every 3 women undergo an abortion before the age of 45 years. 97% women experience no complications after abortion where as 2.5% may feel some minor complications that can be treated in most of the cases. Periods can return back to normal within 4 to 6 weeks of abortions and one is advised to avoid vaginal sex for 2-3 weeks after the abortion so that the body gets a complete healing. Patch is another mode of contraceptive which is 95% effective and avoids hormonal way of contraception. Condom can also be used as a contraceptive which is 85% effective and act as a barrier.
7. Free Birth Control, Lower Abortion Rate
Abortion rates could be lowered down to a great extent by offering free birth control methods along with educating the couples to use the birth control methods in the safest way. Incorrect or non-usage of contraceptives leads to unplanned pregnancies which then lead to abortions. Thus effective birth control methods can offer lower abortion rates. In 2008 in US out of 1000 women who did not have access to birth control measures, 19.8% opted for abortions where as out of 1000 women who had access to birth control measures, only 6 5 looked for abortions. In a program conducted for 4 years almost 75% women opted for IUD where as 25% opted for pills, rings, condoms and diaphragm.
8. Abortion Facts
Women aged 20-29 are seen opting for abortion the maximum. In the year 2009, 85% unmarried women opted for abortion. 80-92% of all the abortion happens in first trimester and almost all the women give at least 3 reasons behind the abortion. In US 22% pregnancies end in abortion and all across the world 1/5 pregnancies end up in abortion. 2/3 children born in china are male due to sex selection abortions. 1% abortions are done due to rape cases.
9. Abortions: Latin America And The Great Debate
All across the Latin America the abortion debates are going on amongst the lawmakers. Latin America is known for its catholic believes where as certain countries have made abortion legal in some other countries doctors and their patients opting for an abortion without any sound reason could be legally punished. 95% abortion performed in Latin America was unsafe. In the regions were restrictions on abortions are low, the abortion rates are also low but in places where there are strict abortion laws, more number of abortions are seen.
10. An Eye On Abortion
Many countries are changing their abortion bills which will limit the affordability and access to abortions. The omnibus bill HB 2598 is under consideration which will make sex based abortion illegal and the tax deduction and insurance benefits on abortion could also be cancelled.