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Sigrun Christianson
Sunday, December 7th, 2003, 12:04 PM
[Greece overtakes Russia to be #1! -Sigrun]

Posted: December 07, 2002 at 10:15 AM EST (15:15 PM GMT)
Greece has the highest abortion rate, both when compared to other European countries and to the United States. The high number of abortions being carried out, both before and after marriage, and which can cause serious complications in women's health, is the main reason for the very low birth rate in Greece. According to abortion surgeons, 40% of the decrease in women's fertility is due to abortions. It is estimated that approximately 150,000 couples in Greece are unable to have children, because they have at least one abortion in their history. There are more than 250,000 abortions a year, 40,000 of which are carried out on young girls under the age of 16. Also, one third of the women are married, who would have not had abortions if they had the financial means to support a larger family.

This sadly impressive data was announced by Professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology at AUTh, Ioannis Bonnis, speaking at the 2nd Panhellenic Conference of the Greek Fertility and Impotency Association, which is being held in Thessaloniki.

During the 1980-1999 period, fertility in Greece has dropped by 41%, twice the percentage decrease of the rest of Europe, while the US had an increase of 14% of their fertility rate.


Sigrun Christianson
Sunday, December 7th, 2003, 12:17 PM
Okay, so I'm trying to find out which modern, industrial country has the highest abortions rates only to find out that Greece and Russia are not considered developed countries according to these journals I'm reviewing... haha...