Journal article

Role of induced abortion in attaining reproductive goals in Kyrgyzstan: a study based on KRDHS-1997.

Chander Shekhar, TV Sekher, Alina Sulaimanova

Journal of Biosocial Science | Published : 2010


Estimates indicate that about 42 million pregnancies are voluntarily terminated every year at the global level, of which more than 80% occur in developing countries. Abortion has been one of the major reproductive health concerns in post-Soviet nations, especially when it is commonly used as a means of fertility regulation. On average, every woman has had around 1.6 abortions in Kyrgyzstan. This paper attempts to measure the role of abortion in fertility regulation using data from the Kyrgyz Republic Demographic and Health Survey (KRDHS), 1997. The analysis reveals that Kyrgyzstan can attain replacement level fertility in the absence of induced abortion by raising the contraceptive prevalenc..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers