15Data on illegal abortion Poland?Northern Ireland?Portugal?Russia?
16ABORTION RATES IN EUROPE Western EuropeNetherlands: 6.5/1000 women yrsabortion ratio: 10.6total ab. rate: 0.2Eastern EuropeRomania: /1000 women yrsabortion ratio: 63.0total ab. rate: 2.3
17Abortion rates in Western Europe (abortions/1,000 women yrs) Source: The Alan Guttmacher Institute. Sharing responsibility. Women society and abortion worldwide. New York: The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1999: 54.
18Abortion rates in Eastern Europe (abortions/1,000 women yrs) Source: The Alan Guttmacher Institute. Sharing responsibility. Women society and abortion worldwide. New York: The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1999: 54.
19ABORTION PRACTICES Safe abortion early in pregnancy by well-trained practitionerusing surgical or medical methodin legal setting
23Availability of medical abortion AvailableAustriaBelgiumDenmarkFranceGermanyIsraelNetherlandsRussiaSloveniaSpainSwedenSwitzerlandUnited KingdomNot availableCzech RepublicGreeceHungaryIrelandItalyPolandPortugalTurkey
24Second trimester abortion medical induction with prostaglandinsdilatation and evacuationintrauterine instillation of prostaglandins, hypertonic saline
25CONCLUSION good family planning service appropriate legislation of abortion law and practiceare the essential conditionsto reduce the need for abortionto prevent unsafe abortion
26Acknowledgments Ann Verougstraete Sven Skouby George Creatsas David CibulaGyoergy BartfaiMary ShortMelanija OrleanJany RademakersRob BeerthuizenMedard LechIrina SavelievaVera PrilevskaiaCarme CollSinan OzalpAnn Webb