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New estimates of induced abortion in Russia


Entwisle, Barbara & Kozyreva, Polina (1997). New estimates of induced abortion in Russia. Studies in Family Planning, 28(1), 14-23.


Data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey show that the abortion rate in 1994 was 56 per 1,000 women ages 15-44, an estimate that varies from that advanced by official sources & other studies. The sensitivity of this estimate to survey design, underreporting of abortion, & potential confusion about miniabortions is considered. Consistency of abortion estimates with patterns of contraceptive use is also evaluated. A significant advantage of these survey data is the ability to estimate abortion rates specific to respondent characteristics. Findings are presented concerning socioeconomic differences. 4 Tables, 4 Figures, 27 References. Adapted from the source document.


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Studies in Family Planning


Entwisle, Barbara
Kozyreva, Polina