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32abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-49 occurred annually in high income countries where abortion is restricted, 2015-2019
60%approximate reduction in adolescent unintended pregnancies if all unmet need for modern contraception were satisfied in LMICs
39abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–49 worldwide occurred annually in 2015–2019
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Generally speaking, abortion rates are similar in countries where abortion is broadly legal and in those where it is restricted - underscoring that women seek abortion when experiencing unintended pregnancy, regardless of its legal status.
Senior Research Scientist