Recourse to induced abortion among native and foreign women in Denmark: A Study of Social Vulnerability and the choice of Induced Abortion

Lisbeth B. Knudsen, Vibeke Rasch, Tine Gammeltoft

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Abstrakt

A register-based study in Denmark covering 1994-1998 revealed higher rates of legally induced abortion among groups of immigrant/descendant women than among Danish women. To elucidate the development of induced abortion among Danes and non-Danes, the National Board of Health initiated studies on abortion. We conducted a study using a triangle of methods: register-based quantitative analyses, hospital-based questionnaires and in-depth qualitative interviews with a number of women (40). This paper presents primarily results from the register-based part of the study, analysing the rates of induced abortion 1980-2001 for women born since 1960 in relation to age, country of origein and fertility pattern. The main findings showed a stronger decrease in the rate of induced abortion among some immigrant groups of women than among Danes. However, in both Danish and other etnic groups social vulnerability and uncertainty about the family situation are important grounds for seeking interruption.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2006
StatusUdgivet - 2006
BegivenhedInternational Population Conference (IUSSP) - Tours, Frankrig
Varighed: 18 jul. 200523 jul. 2005
Konferencens nummer: XXV

Konference

KonferenceInternational Population Conference (IUSSP)
NummerXXV
LandFrankrig
ByTours
Periode18/07/200523/07/2005

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