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A fifth of pregnancies end in abortion

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 18 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:797

In 2003, an estimated fifth of pregnancies worldwide ended in abortion. In Europe, this proportion was nearer a third, but the overall figure is skewed by the countries of the former Soviet Union (Eastern Europe), where an estimated 45% of pregnancies …

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