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Mike Bulgakov

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Abortion rates fall to historic low in wealthy countries, little changed elsewhere
Kate Kelland

LONDON (Reuters) - Abortion rates have dropped dramatically in the past 25 years to historic lows in wealthy countries, but dipped only slightly in poorer developing nations, according to a global study published on Wednesday.

The study - by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Guttmacher Institute - also found that imposing restrictive laws does little to lower abortion rates, but is more likely to force people into having unsafe terminations.

It estimated that on average 56 million abortions took place each year worldwide from 2010 to 2014.

The overall findings highlight a lack in poorer countries of access to modern contraception methods - such as the pill, implants and IUDs - to reduce unwanted pregnancies, the researchers said.

“In developing countries ... family planning services do not seem to be keeping up with the increasing desire for smaller families,” said Gilda Sedgh, who led the research at the Guttmacher Institute in the United States.

More than 80 percent of unintended pregnancies are in women who are not getting the contraception they need, she said, “and many unwanted pregnancies end in abortion.”

She said that by contrast the downward trend in abortion rates in richer countries is largely due to “increased use of modern contraception that has given women greater control over the timing and number of children they want.”

Published in The Lancet medical journal, the study used abortion data from nationally representative surveys, official statistics and other published and unpublished studies, along with information on the level of unmet need for contraception and the prevalence of contraceptive use, by type of method.

The researchers then used a statistical model to estimate levels and trends in abortion incidence for all major world regions and subregions from 1990 to 2014.

The researchers found that between 1990 and 2014, the developed world’s annual abortion rate per 1,000 women of childbearing age (15–44 years) dropped from 46 to 27, mainly as a result of the rate in Eastern Europe more than halving as modern contraceptive methods became more widely available.

Yet in poorer countries, the abortion rate remained virtually unchanged, dropping from 39 to 37.

The study also found that termination rates were similar in countries where abortion is legal and where it is prohibited.

Where abortion is prohibited altogether, or allowed only to save a woman’s life, the rate was 37 abortions per 1,000 women, compared with 34 per 1,000 where it is legal.

“More women living in countries with the most restrictive abortion laws have an unmet need for contraception - that is, they want to avoid getting pregnant but are not using a method of family planning - than women in countries with more liberal laws, and this adds to the incidence of abortion in countries with restrictive laws,” Sedgh said.

EAST EUROPE
Over the last 25 years, Eastern Europe has seen the biggest drop in abortion rates, but rates also fell in Europe and North America, the study found.
The overall abortion rate in Africa, where the vast majority of abortions are illegal, remained virtually unchanged at 34 abortions per 1,000 women in 2014 versus 33 in 1990–94.

“We already know nearly $300 million are spent each year on treating the complications from unsafe abortions,” said Bela Ganatra, a WHO scientist who also worked on the study.

She said the high rates of abortion in developing countries showed the need to improve access to effective contraception.

“Investing in modern contraceptive methods would be far less costly to women and society than having unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions,” she said.
SOURCE: bit.ly/1rHKniZ The Lancet, online May 11, 2016.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-abortion/abortion-rates-fall-to-historic-low-in-wealthy-countries-little-changed-elsewhere-idUSKCN0Y22QO
 
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Abortion rates fall to historic low in wealthy countries, little changed elsewhere
Kate Kelland

LONDON (Reuters) - Abortion rates have dropped dramatically in the past 25 years to historic lows in wealthy countries, but dipped only slightly in poorer developing nations, according to a global study published on Wednesday.

The study - by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Guttmacher Institute - also found that imposing restrictive laws does little to lower abortion rates, but is more likely to force people into having unsafe terminations.

It estimated that on average 56 million abortions took place each year worldwide from 2010 to 2014.

The overall findings highlight a lack in poorer countries of access to modern contraception methods - such as the pill, implants and IUDs - to reduce unwanted pregnancies, the researchers said.

“In developing countries ... family planning services do not seem to be keeping up with the increasing desire for smaller families,” said Gilda Sedgh, who led the research at the Guttmacher Institute in the United States.

More than 80 percent of unintended pregnancies are in women who are not getting the contraception they need, she said, “and many unwanted pregnancies end in abortion.”

She said that by contrast the downward trend in abortion rates in richer countries is largely due to “increased use of modern contraception that has given women greater control over the timing and number of children they want.”

Published in The Lancet medical journal, the study used abortion data from nationally representative surveys, official statistics and other published and unpublished studies, along with information on the level of unmet need for contraception and the prevalence of contraceptive use, by type of method.

The researchers then used a statistical model to estimate levels and trends in abortion incidence for all major world regions and subregions from 1990 to 2014.

The researchers found that between 1990 and 2014, the developed world’s annual abortion rate per 1,000 women of childbearing age (15–44 years) dropped from 46 to 27, mainly as a result of the rate in Eastern Europe more than halving as modern contraceptive methods became more widely available.

Yet in poorer countries, the abortion rate remained virtually unchanged, dropping from 39 to 37.

The study also found that termination rates were similar in countries where abortion is legal and where it is prohibited.

Where abortion is prohibited altogether, or allowed only to save a woman’s life, the rate was 37 abortions per 1,000 women, compared with 34 per 1,000 where it is legal.

“More women living in countries with the most restrictive abortion laws have an unmet need for contraception - that is, they want to avoid getting pregnant but are not using a method of family planning - than women in countries with more liberal laws, and this adds to the incidence of abortion in countries with restrictive laws,” Sedgh said.

EAST EUROPE
Over the last 25 years, Eastern Europe has seen the biggest drop in abortion rates, but rates also fell in Europe and North America, the study found.
The overall abortion rate in Africa, where the vast majority of abortions are illegal, remained virtually unchanged at 34 abortions per 1,000 women in 2014 versus 33 in 1990–94.

“We already know nearly $300 million are spent each year on treating the complications from unsafe abortions,” said Bela Ganatra, a WHO scientist who also worked on the study.

She said the high rates of abortion in developing countries showed the need to improve access to effective contraception.

“Investing in modern contraceptive methods would be far less costly to women and society than having unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions,” she said.
SOURCE: bit.ly/1rHKniZ The Lancet, online May 11, 2016.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-abortion/abortion-rates-fall-to-historic-low-in-wealthy-countries-little-changed-elsewhere-idUSKCN0Y22QO

I used to be an individual rights extremist, so had no position on abortion, really. But the more I studied Aristotle, the more I understood life as a continuum, that we are "dependent, rational creatures," and I became critical of the old modernist idea of the Exalted, all-Knowing, all-Informed Individual.

(That, and I worked a summer at McDonald's; this will cause you to question the capacities of a good percentage of the human race that comes to the front counter).
 

Tshooter

Legend
Despite what irresponsible fear-mongering agitators like you are saying, people are not dying in America from air pollution, so there is no urgency for us to join the Paris Agreement...
That “people are not dying in America from air pollution” is untrue. And to add insult to injury our air quality regs are being weakened.




And even if we assume your assertion true your argument makes no sense. We should wait until what we all have lung cancer until we act ? If you don’t yet have coronary blockage you shouldn’t excercise and eat a healthy diet ?
 
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dgold44

G.O.A.T.
Greta is a low IQ , genetically damaged ignoramous .
If that was my kid I would kick her out of house and into the streets ( where she belongs )
 

max

Legend
Greta is a low IQ , genetically damaged ignoramous .
If that was my kid I would kick her out of house and into the streets ( where she belongs )

I don't know, ain't no doctor, don't like doctors, but damn there IS something off with her.

don't know what it is.
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
And even if we assume your assertion true your argument makes no sense. We should wait until what we all have lung cancer until we act ? If you don’t yet have coronary blockage you shouldn’t excercise and eat a healthy diet ?
The comment was made in the context of pulling out of the Paris Accord due to threat to our economy (that was the official reason given).
The U.S. air pollution mortality rate pales in comparison to China and India. Look at the chart. China is the immediate urgency.
We can continue to make pollution progress outside of the Paris Accord. The two are not mutually exclusive.

 
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max

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The comment was made in the context of pulling out of the Paris Accord due to threat to our economy (that was the official reason given).
The U.S. air pollution mortality rate pales in comparison to China and India. Look at the chart. China is the immediate urgency.
We can continue to make pollution progress outside of the Paris Accord. The two are not mutually exclusive.

Take a look at the US chemical industry's "cradle to grave" management/responsibilty efforts in dealing with heavy duty chemicals. Things much changed since 1980.
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
I don't know, ain't no doctor, don't like doctors, but damn there IS something off with her.

don't know what it is.
I do not particularly follow her speeches as I am not comfortable with a kid angrily lecturing everyone about mass extinction. She is over-the-top.
Also find it irresponsible of the parents to allow her to skip school every Friday at age 14. Particularly a kid diagnosed with Aspergers. Activism can be performed after school hours.
I would have gotten my ass kicked for skipping even one day of school at age 14.
 
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Raul_SJ

Legend
Take a look at the US chemical industry's "cradle to grave" management/responsibilty efforts in dealing with heavy duty chemicals. Things much changed since 1980.
Yes, great progress is being made by U.S. industry.

What is causing the U.S. air pollution deaths? Are these statistics able to accurately distinguish between cigarette smoking versus air pollution?
:unsure:

  • More than two-thirds of the adverse health impacts of pollution are experienced as non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Pollution of all types was responsible for 21% of all deaths from cardiovascular disease, 26% of deaths due to ischemic heart disease, 23% of deaths due to stroke, 51% of deaths due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and 43% of deaths due to lung cancer.
Below are the three Top Ten lists. Read the complete report.

Top Ten Countries – Total Annual Premature Pollution-Related Deaths
Ranking total deaths by country from all types of pollution gives the following result:

Total Annual Premature Pollution-Related Deaths
1India2,326,771
2China1,865,566
3Nigeria279,318
4Indonesia232,974
5Pakistan223,836
6Bangladesh207,922
7United States of America196,930
8Russian Federation118,687
9Ethiopia110,787
10Brazil109,438
 

Mike Bulgakov

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I do not particularly follow her speeches as I am not comfortable with a kid angrily lecturing everyone about mass extinction. She is over-the-top.
Also find it irresponsible of the parents to allow her to skip school every Friday at age 14. Particularly a kid diagnosed with Aspergers. Activism can be performed after school hours.
I would have gotten my ass kicked for skipping even one day of school at age 14.
Asperger's should not be the issue here, as many very intelligent and successful people have been diagnosed with Asperger's. I am willing to bet that her IQ is much higher than most posters on this forum. Also, I remember reading that she brought her school books and studied during her protests, and she kept up with her studies. She has learned a lot and had many interesting experiences at a young age, more than many people do in a lifetime.
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
Asperger's should not be the issue here, as many very intelligent and successful people have been diagnosed with Asperger's. I am willing to bet that her IQ is much higher than most posters on this forum. Also, I remember reading that she brought her school books and studied during her protests, and she kept up with her studies. She has learned a lot and had many interesting experiences at a young age, more than many people do in a lifetime.
Nobody doubts her intelligence.
Asperger's is relevant as they tend to overly focus on one issue. She has already been officially diagnosed with it and also with severe "eco-anxiety" at age 11.
What 11 year old in a country with the cleanest air gets depressed and cries over the environment?

People may experience:
Behavioral: aggression, compulsive behavior, fidgeting, impulsivity, repetitive movements, social isolation, or persistent repetition of words or actions​
Muscular: inability to combine muscle movements, poor coordination, or tic​
Mood: anger, anxiety, or apprehension​
Also common: depression, intense interest in a limited number of things, learning disability, nightmares, or sensitivity to sound​
A developmental disorder affecting ability to effectively socialize and communicate.​
Rare​
Fewer than 200,000 US cases per year​
Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong​
Requires a medical diagnosis​
 
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Bartelby

Bionic Poster
So you think it takes one to know one? This is a doubtful proposition.

I see you welcome diversity of opinion by having people locked up.

Greta is a low IQ , genetically damaged ignoramous .
If that was my kid I would kick her out of house and into the streets ( where she belongs )
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Asperger's is relevant as they tend to overly focus on one issue. She has already been officially diagnosed with it and also with severe "eco-anxiety" at age 11.
What 11 year old in a non-polluted country such as Sweden gets depressed over the environment?
Nobody doubts her intelligence.

People may experience:​
Behavioral: aggression, compulsive behavior, fidgeting, impulsivity, repetitive movements, social isolation, or persistent repetition of words or actions​
Muscular: inability to combine muscle movements, poor coordination, or tic​
Mood: anger, anxiety, or apprehension​
Also common: depression, intense interest in a limited number of things, learning disability, nightmares, or sensitivity to sound​
Everyone falls on a psychological and behavioral spectrum. Extreme normality probably means that a person is not particularly good at anything, nor particularly interesting. Most very successful people are obsessive about their field. Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf were obsessed with tennis, skipped school like Greta, and did pretty well in life.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
So your question is: Why doesn't she exhibit healthy behaviours like turning up to school with a Glock and randomly shooting as many students as possible?

I do not particularly follow her speeches as I am not comfortable with a kid angrily lecturing everyone about mass extinction. She is over-the-top.
Also find it irresponsible of the parents to allow her to skip school every Friday at age 14. Particularly a kid diagnosed with Aspergers. Activism can be performed after school hours.
I would have gotten my ass kicked for skipping even one day of school at age 14.
Nobody doubts her intelligence.
Asperger's is relevant as they tend to overly focus on one issue. She has already been officially diagnosed with it and also with severe "eco-anxiety" at age 11.
What 11 year old in a country with the cleanest air gets depressed and cries over the environment?
 
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Sickness, illness. . . we damn well better worry about obesity.

It's creeping all around us!

Of course, many associated problems: diabetes, heart, joints, respiratory, etc.

Time to cut out the Nastyburgers!
 

Raul_SJ

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Everyone falls on a psychological and behavioral spectrum. Extreme normality probably means that a person is not particularly good at anything, nor particularly interesting. Most very successful people are obsessive about their field. Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf were obsessed with tennis, skipped school like Greta, and did pretty well in life.
It is classified as a developmental disorder so I take it to mean that most with AD do not succeed as well as those on the normal spectrum and that it needs to be treated.
She is one of the few that has not been adversely impacted by the diagnosis.

 
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Raul_SJ

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So your question is: Why doesn't she exhibit healthy behaviours like turning up to school with a Glock and randomly shooting as many students as possible?
Thank goodness you are not formulating public school policy or else millions of minors would be on the streets skipping their classes. There is a reason for truancy laws. Follow them!
The U.S. is now "hardening" schools to deal with these shooting issues. Placing more guards at school, metal detectors and arming more teachers.
 
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Bartelby

Bionic Poster
The reason for truancy in America is that schools are free fire zones populated by students indoctrinated by the alt-right waving Glocks in the air.

Thank goodness you are not formulating public school policy or else millions of minors would be on the streets skipping their classes. There is a reason for truancy laws. Follow them!
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
The American prison population is one of the biggest in the world and a hack like Harris wants to increase it with her 'special blend' of stupidity!

Thank goodness CA is leading the way on this issue. It is one thing Kamala got right.

Parents whose kids miss any more than 10 percent of their classes can be charged with a misdemeanor and slammed with a $2,000 fine or a yearlong jail sentence if, after being offered state support and counseling, their kids still fail to improve their attendance.​

 
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Bartelby

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To be serious about single mothers in a word or two.

Family formation is contingent upon hope for the future and that is contingent upon a well-paid job. That often doesn't happen.

Family formation, at the other end of the class structure, is contingent upon support so that one can keep a well-paid job. That often doesn't happen.
 
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Raul_SJ

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We do not necessarily need the Paris Accord to control air pollution and fight climate change. The two are mutually exclusive. Pollution control can also be handled as a domestic matter. And we are also free to rejoin the Paris Accord in the future.

We have made great progress over the last 4 decades; see the
link posted by Max.

You fail to understand that a balance must be struck with economic growth and pollution control.

We can ban all passenger cars and air travel tomorrow (as many extremists are demanding) and that would result in cleaner air. It would also wreck the economy.
 
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Bartelby

Bionic Poster
China and India are not world's best practice when it comes to air pollution, so you aspire to very little ...

when European countries demonstrate industry and strong curbs on pollution are completely compatible.

The U.S. air pollution mortality rate pales in comparison to China and India. Look at the chart. China is the immediate urgency.
You fail to understand that a balance must be struck with economic growth and pollution control.
 
There are many brilliant folks in LA/SF but , yes , like half the pop is in poverty or on the streets

I heard Pittsburgh Is very nice city
Kali's bums are from out of state, deblaze is giving them one way bus tix to get the bums off his streets. Good weather in kali so you can sleep on the streets in a refridge box and party all day, drinking and shooting up until they pass out. Plenty of programs from wealthy bezerkely hills programmers passing out freebies.
 

max

Legend
To be serious about single mothers in a word or two.

Family formation is contingent upon hope for the future and that is contingent upon a well-paid job. That often doesn't happen.

Family formation, at the other end of the class structure, is contingent upon support so that one can keep a well-paid job. That often doesn't happen.
This is my despair. We need jobs that pay sufficiently for people-as-families. Otherwise, no families; just messed-up agglomerations. Study what psychologists are now saying about boys. Or about college depression.
 
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