Abortions in Steady Decline ({{commentsTotal}})

News
News

The number of abortions in Estonia fell last year compared to 2012, dropping by 309 to 7,606.

Statistics Estonia told rus.err.ee on Saturday that the number of abortions has been in decline for 23 years - in 1991, there were 29,406 abortions.

Pregnancies were terminated by 13 girls under 15 and 573 abortion patients were aged 15-19. The largest share of abortions was made by women aged 25-29, and one patient was aged 50.

There were 42.5 abortions per birth in 2013 and 25.5 abortions per 1000 women aged 15-49.

In Estonia, terminations are allowed up to the end of the 11th week of pregnancy and in case of medical necessity up to the 21st week of pregnancy. State policy is aimed at reducing the number of abortions by reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies through increasing awareness of effective contraception.



{{c.alias}}
{{c.createdMoment}}
{{c.body}}
{{cc.alias}}
{{cc.createdMoment}}
+{{cc.replyToName}} {{cc.body}}
No comments yet.
Logged in as {{user.alias}}. Log out
Login failed

Register user/reset password

Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long
Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long
{{comment.captcha.word.answer}}

news.err.ee

Opinion
Estonia’s way into the future isn’t a race

There is a lack of connection between the Estonian state, and the people who live here. While it expects a lot of the state, Estonian society doesn’t seem ready to contribute, writes Viktor Trasberg.

Lotman: Security academy would be crucial Estonian identity point in Narva

In an opinion piece published by Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn University professor Mihhail Lotman found it important to overcome the mental barrier separating Ida-Viru County from the rest of Estonia.

About us

Staff & contacts | Comments rules

Would you like to contribute an article, a feature, or an opinion piece?

Let us know: news@err.ee