An increase in the number of women using intrauterine devices, or IUDs, for birth control may be credited for a drop in the number of abortions, a new study reports. The rate of abortions has dropped steadily in the past 20 years from about 19.4 per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44 in 1991 to a rate of 16.9 percent per 1,000 women, and there was a 13 percent drop since 2008. Lawmakers may boast state laws restrict abortion but researchers with Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive-health research organization, say there is “no evidence” to support that assumption. After all, most ... Read More
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