New York, New York (PressExposure) June 23, 2011 -- Abortion is a very common medical procedure in the United States, with increasing number of women opting for it every year. It is said that more than 40% of all women will end pregnancy this way at some time in their lives. A typical woman who ends pregnancy may either be young or unmarried, poor or above the age of 40. Docturs.com/dd talks about the facts and also detailed information on everything one needs to know about this topic.
Abortion is also known as elective termination of pregnancy. The history of its legalization in United States traces back to 1973 and the current statistics show about 1.2 million abortions performed each year. Medical services are misused when abortions are done illegally. Every year, worldwide, 20-30 million legal abortions are performed and another 10-20 million are illegal and unsafe. It accounts for 13% of all deaths of women due to serious complications.
Even though newer and more effective methods of birth control are made widely available in US, around half of the 6 million pregnancies occurring each year are unplanned by pregnant women and they end in abortion.
The United States statistics about abortion starting from its legalization in 1973 until present state 53,269,012 abortions have been performed. 3600 abortions are done daily which results in 1,210,000 abortions every year. 39% of deaths are due to abortion in US and every 1 out of 5 pregnancies end in abortion. 49% women have multiple abortions and by the age of 45, one-third of US women have had an abortion. It is also very surprising to know that less than 1% of the pregnancies that are aborted are caused by rape and incest.
Miscarriage is also a kind of a termination of pregnancy but it is known as spontaneous abortion. Sandra Speck at Docturs talks about miscarriage stating it to be the spontaneous end of a pregnancy at a stage where the embryo or fetus is incapable of surviving independently, generally defined in humans at prior to 20 weeks of gestation.
The doctors providing the abortion information and the service are women health specialists like obstetricians and gynecologists. It is a medical, social, ethical, and philosophical issue about the misuse of the legality of such practice and also of the service providers prescribing medication for medical terminations.
Worldwide, it is estimated that 50 million abortions are performed every year, out of which, 30 million are done in developing countries and around 20 million in unsafe conditions due to lack of proper conditions and provider training.