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Abortion rates and the role of family planning: a presentation of the Greek reality.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19205444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Due to lack of consistent evidence, it is widely believed that Greece holds one of the highest abortion rates in Europe. The aim of this study is to clarify these rates. STUDY DESIGN: The Greek Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology collected data demonstrating that abortion rates seem to be declining which coincides with the rise of the use of more effective methods of contraception. Data were collected both from public and private hospitals, and an attempt was made to correlate the data with the current trends of family planning and birth control. RESULTS: A decline in abortion rates in Greece was found, which may be due to the better organization of counseling programmes in the field. CONCLUSION: The programmes organized by the Greek Family Planning Association under the guidance of the University of Athens has led to a decline in abortion rates in Greece.
N Salakos; K Bakalianou; O Gregoriou; C Iavazzo; G Paltoglou; G Creatsas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-11     Completed Date:  2009-04-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aretaieion Hospital, Medical School of Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced / statistics & numerical data*,  trends
Birth Rate
Family Planning Services*
Greece / epidemiology
Young Adult

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