The number of abortions in Russia declined by 13%

In Russia in 2016, decreased the abortion rate by 13%, told journalists the Minister of health Veronika Skvortsova, reports TASS. According to the head of Department, further reducing the number of abortions, the potential for increasing the birth rate.


“2016 was very significant, because it decreased the number of abortions in one year at 96.3 million, a 13% decline,” said Sarcova.


According to the Minister of health, the abortion rate is the result of a deliberate complex work. This was openly a large number of offices and centres for the prevention of abortion.


Skvortsova also said that the work in this direction will continue, as it has already brought good results: the number of abortions in Russia has decreased twice.

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