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Cases of abortions for 2000 – 2009

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Open Data Albania has conducted a research on the number and causes of abortions in Albania. The gathered data for this indicator refer to all modes of pregnancy interruption, including spontaneous (involuntary miscarriage) and voluntary interruption (clinical intervention). Since 1994 voluntary abortion was legalized in Albania, reducing the cases of maternal mortality as a result of performing abortions in unsafe and primitive conditions.



Abortion cases in years


Source: INSTAT
Comments and analysis: Open Data Albania


During 2009, 21,8% of pregnancies ended in abortion. In this year the number of registered abortions was 8,130, with a ratio of one abortion for every 3.6 births. While the world average pregnancy-abortion ratio is 1 to 5. This means that in Albania the number of abortions remains at high rates.


Source: INSTAT
Comments and analysis: Open Data Albania

The highest number of abortions for 2009 corresponds to spontaneous interruption of pregnancy, which constitute 56,21% of total abortion cases. While voluntary abortion occupy 43,68% of cases. 
 

Source: INSTAT
Comments and analysis: Open Data Albania

The main causes of spontaneous abortion are infections, fetal genetic abnormalities and lack of maturity in young mothers. The percentage of spontaneous abortions has been increasing since 2000 which indicates a missing care and health policy toward woman reproductive health.


Source: INSTAT
Comments and analysis: Open Data Albania


The data is presented in the dynamic table  summarized below:



Source: INSTAT
Comments and analysis: Open Data Albania



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    Contributer: Mariola Kapidani
    Translated by: Mariola Kapidani
    Edited by: ODA