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Teenagers account for 70 percent of secret abortions in Vietnam

Young people account for 70 percent of secret abortions in Vietnam, according to Nguyen Thi Hoai Duc, head of Vietnam's Institute for Reproductive and Family Health.

Abortion rate in Vietnam highest in Asia

On average, every woman of a reproductive age undergoes 2.5 abortions.

Abortion in Vietnam at alarming rate

It's highest in Asia as, on average, every woman of a reproductive age undergoes 2.5 abortions.
October 01, 2016 | 02:00 pm GMT+7

Indian police find 19 female foetuses dumped in sewer

Abortion of girls are still common in India, despite that the sex ratios are skewed towards males across the country.
March 06, 2017 | 04:40 pm GMT+7

Trump administration vastly expands global anti-abortion policy

Anti-abortion groups praised the decision, saying it merely represented a realignment of funding.
May 16, 2017 | 08:43 am GMT+7

Groom for hire: The dark secrets of Vietnam’s strange wedding service

Even 'sacred' marriage is not immune to commercialization.
June 19, 2017 | 02:46 pm GMT+7

'Not a woman's choice': India's abortion limit puts women at risk, say campaigners

Abortions in India are a 'conditional right' but must be done within 20 weeks. 
September 06, 2017 | 08:15 am GMT+7

Nearly half of abortions 'unsafe': study

In countries where the procedure is banned or allowed only to save a women's life, barely 25 percent of abortions were safe.
September 28, 2017 | 10:00 am GMT+7

Teen pregnancy, backstreet abortions make Lima worst megacity for women's health: poll

Lima - where abortion is illegal except when the mother's life or health is at risk - scored bottom when it came to healthcare.
October 16, 2017 | 08:13 am GMT+7

Trump decries 'permissive' US abortion laws at rally

Trump said the United States is one of only seven countries to allow elective late-term abortions, and 'it is wrong.'
January 20, 2018 | 03:29 pm GMT+7

South Korea court strikes down law criminalizing abortion in landmark ruling

South Korea’s Constitutional Court said on Thursday a law criminalizing abortion was unconstitutional, a landmark ruling that will overturn a ban on abortion that had been in place since 1953.
April 11, 2019 | 02:12 pm GMT+7

Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases

Alabama’s state Senate passed a bill Tuesday to outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect the mother’s health.
May 15, 2019 | 04:46 pm GMT+7

Lack of sex education taking its toll in Vietnam

Vietnam's conservative attitude toward sex and reproductive health is responsible for thousands of teenage abortions every year.
October 24, 2019 | 08:16 am GMT+7
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