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Appendix "D"

D1.  Trends: Out-of-Wedlock Births, Abortion
        English speaking and Nordic countries (1940-2011)


Introduction

What is provided here is not exhaustive.  It is intended only to provide the reader with sufficient information to understand the factors and issues likely to be involved when health care workers decline to provide contraception services for reasons of conscience.

D1.1  Out of Wedlock Births
Figure D1.1.1 (Click on chart to enlarge)
Figure D1.1.2 (Click on chart to enlarge)
Sources:  

Oxford University, Department of Social Policy and Intervention,  Births outside marriage per 1000 live births ('illegitimacy ratio'), developed countries 1945 - 2009.  (Accessed 2013-07-02)

Centers for Disease Control, National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 61 No. 1, (28 August, 2012) Births: Final Data for 2010. (Accessed 2014-02-12)

Centers for Disease Control, National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 61 No. 5, (3 October, 2012) Births: Preliminary Data for 2011. (Accessed 2014-02-12)

Eurostat, Live births outside marriage.  (Accessed 2014-02-12)

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD Family Database, SF2.4 Share of births outside marriage and teenage births.  (Accessed 2014-02-12)

Australian Bureau of Statistics. 3301.0, Births Australia 2012: Births, Summary Statistics for Australia(Accessed 2014-02-12)


D1.2  Abortion
Figure D1.2.1  (Click on chart to enlarge)
 
Figure D1.2.2  (Click on chart to enlarge)
Sources:

Note:  Abortion statistics are tendentious and can be difficult to evaluate, especially where (as in Canada) state authorities adopt policies to keep them secret.  A single source (WR Johnston Archive) has been used for most of the statistics used in these tables to minimize anomalies that might arise from using different sources with different standards.  Spot checks of the sources cited in Johnston confirm that his tables are supported by the sources.

Australia
Johnston WR,  Historical abortion statistics, Australia. Last updated 24 March 2013. (Accessed 2013-07-02)

Canada
(1970-2009):Johnston WR,  Historical abortion statistics, Canada. Last updated 24 March 2013. (Accessed 2013-06-11)

(2010 &2011): [Live Births] Statistics Canada,Births and total fertility rate, by province and territory (Accessed 2013-06-11)

(2010): [Abortions] Canadian Institute for Health Information, Induced abortions reported in Canada in 2010. (Accessed 2013-06-11)

(2011):[Abortions] Canadian Institute for Health Information, Induced abortions reported in Canada in 2011 (Accessed 2013-06-11)

Denmark
Johnston WR,  Historical abortion statistics, Denmark. Last updated 24 March 2013. (Accessed 2013-07-03)

Finland
Johnston WR,  Historical abortion statistics, Finland. Last updated 24 March 2013. (Accessed 2013-07-03)

Ireland
Note that all abortions reported by residents were obtained outside the Republic of Ireland.

Johnston WR, Historical abortion statistics, Ireland. Last updated 24 March 2013. (Accessed 2013-07-02)

  • The statistics compiled by Johnston are almost identical to those in Punch A., "Marriage, Fertility and the Family in Ireland- A Statistical Perspective." Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland ,Vol. XXXVI (Presidential Address read before the Society, 31May 2007) Table H: Number of legal abortions carried out on Irish women in England and Wales, 1970-2005. p. 217.

Netherlands
In 1968 and 1969 the statistics report abortions obtained by Netherlands' residents outside the country.

Johnston WR,  Historical abortion statistics, Netherlands. Last updated 24 March 2013. (Accessed 2013-07-04)

New Zealand
Johnston WR,  Historical abortion statistics, New Zealand. Last updated 24 March 2013. (Accessed 2013-07-02)

Norway
Johnston WR,  Historical abortion statistics, Norway. Last updated 24 March 2013. (Accessed 2013-07-02)

Sweden
Johnston WR,  Historical abortion statistics, Sweden. Last updated 24 March 2013. (Accessed 2013-07-02)

United Kingdom
Johnston WR, Historical abortion statistics, United Kingdom. Last updated 24 March 2013. (Accessed 2013-07-02)

United States
Johnston WR, Historical abortion statistics, United States. Last updated 24 March 2013. (Accessed 2013-07-02)

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