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BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 13 December 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1559

US abortion rate lowest since 1975: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the rate of abortions in 1995 (the latest data available) was 20 abortions per 1000 live births compared to 24 in the 1980s and early'90s. Possible explanations for the recent drop include reduced access to abortion services, attitudinal changes towards abortion, and a reduction in the number …

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