US abortion rate has dropped 25% in just 5 years, new figures reveal

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The number of abortions being performed in the US fell 25 percent between 2008 and 2014, a new report has found.

While one in four women will have an abortion by the age of 45, that figure is a shadow of the previous rate – and experts claim it is likely down to more widespread use of effective contraception. 

The biggest decrease was seen among 15-19-year-olds, dropping 46 percent in that time period. 

However, the authors of the report by the Guttmacher Institute warn there remain many obstacles to obtaining abortions in many states. 

7bfce58c76a0b983fd234afc9ba88615 US abortion rate has dropped 25% in just 5 years, new figures reveal

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