Lec 21 - Global Demography of Abortion

"Lec 21 - Global Demography of Abortion" Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Abortion is very common: worldwide, and in the US, there is 1 abortion for every 3.2 live births. In places where contraception is not used, abortion is used as birth control. Neither legal nor religious proscriptions have a strong effect on abortion rates. In countries where abortion is illegal, maternal death rates are extraordinarily high. Legal, medically done abortions are safer than getting pregnant. Psychological responses depend on the individual and the culture. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Abortion Data 11:22 - Chapter 2. Country Level Abortion Data 21:59 - Chapter 3. Abortion Rates: Health, Safety, Religion and Legality 30:40 - Chapter 4. Abortion: Legality and Health 42:25 - Chapter 5. Contraception and Abortion 55:14 - Chapter 6. Abortion as a Controversy Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2009.

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