World Abortion Policies 2013 (Wall Chart)

The World Abortion Policies 2013 wall chart provides up-to-date and objective information on abortion policies, that is, legal grounds on which induced abortion is permitted, for each of 193 Member and 3 non-member States of the United Nations. The wall chart includes information on seven legal grounds, namely: (1) to save the life of a woman; (2) to preserve a woman’s physical health; (3) to preserve a woman’s mental health; (4) in case of rape or incest; (5) because of foetal impairment; (6) for economic or social reasons; and (7) on request. The wall chart also includes information on national estimates of induced abortion rate, fertility rate, maternal mortality ratio, level of contraceptive use, unmet need for family planning and Government support for family planning, as well as regional estimates of unsafe abortion.

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