Countries Data : G - L

Countries Data : G - L

Countries Data : G - L 

Figures updated in 2007

Gabon

Capital City :  Libreville

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
1428.9 2278.8 1.6 39 6.2 3.5  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
99  2005-2010 0.8    

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life. The abortion law does not expressly allow abortions to be performed to save the life of the woman, but general principles of criminal legislation allow abortions to be performed for this reason on the ground

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Gambia

Capital City :  Banjul

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
1594 3106.2 2.3 39.7 6.1 4.2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
98  2005-2010 1.0    

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, and to preserve mental health. The laws here allow abortions to be performed to save the life of the woman and are governed by general principles of criminal legislation which al

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Georgia

Capital City :  Tbilisi

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
4395.8 2984.6
0.7
17.8
18.1
1.4
 2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
91  2005-2010 -1.3  19.1  2005


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, in the case of rape or incest, foetal impairment, economic and social reasons and on request.

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Germany

Capital City :  Berlin

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
82728.6 78764.5
0 13.9 25.3 1.3  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
96  2005-2010 -0.2 7.8   2004

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, in the case of rape or incest, foetal impairment, economic or social reasons and on request. The abortion law in this country requires a woman seeking

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Ghana

Capital City :  Accra

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
22994.7 40572.7
1.9 38.2 5.9 3.8  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
99  2005-2010 0.8    

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, in the case of rape or incest, and foetal impairment.

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Greece

Capital City :  Athens

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
11159.6 10741.5
0.2 14.1
23.4
1.3  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
97  2005-2010 -0.2 1999

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, in the case of rape or incest, foetal impairment, economic or social reasons and on request.  In 1986, Greece passed a law legalising abortion during 

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Guadeloupe

Capital City :  Basse-Terre

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
454.6 474.1
0.6 24.1 14.5 2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
93  2005-2010 -0.4    

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Guam

Capital City :  Hagatna

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
174.9 253.5
1.4 29.6
9.4
2.7  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
109  2005-2010 0.4    

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Guatemala

Capital City :  Guatemala

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
13230.4 25612
2.4
42.6
6.3
4.2
 2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
102  2005-2010 0.8    

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life.

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Guinea

Capital City :  Conakry

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
9808 22986.8
2.2 43.4
5.7 5.5  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
101  2005-2010 1.5    

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, and to preserve mental health.

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Guinea-Bissau

Capital City :  Bissau

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
1681.6 5312 2.9 47.8
4.6
7.1  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
97  2005-2010 2.1    

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life.The abortion law does not expressly allow abortions to be performed to save the life of the woman, but general principles of criminal legislation allow abortions to be performed for this reason on the grounds

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Guyana

Capital City :  Georgetown

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
752.3 488.4 0 28.7
7.7
2.1  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
94  2005-2010 -2.3    

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, in the case of rape or incest, foetal impairment, for economic or social reasons, and on request.

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Haiti

Capital City :  Port-au-Prince

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
8773.1 12996 1.4 36.9
6.1
0.6  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
97  2005-2010 0.5    

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life. The abortion law in this country does not expressly allow abortions to be performed to save the life of the woman, but general principles of criminal legislation allow abortions to be performed for this reason

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Honduras

Capital City :  Tegucigalpa

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
7520.7 12776 2.1 38.1 5.7
3.3  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
102  2005-2010 0.6    

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman's life. The Honduras Penal Code makes no exceptions to the general prohibition on the performance of abortions; the Code of Medical Ethics, however, allows abortions to be performed on grounds of physical health, me

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Hungary

Capital City :  Budapest

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
10044.6 8262.3 0.2   21.3
1.3  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
91  2005-2010 -0.6 23.4   2005

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman's life, preserve mental health, in the case of rape or incest, foetal impairment, economic or social reasons and on request. Hungary’s abortion laws became more liberal with new rules introduced at the beginning 

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Iceland

Capital City :  Reykjavik

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
299.7 370.1 0.8 21.4 16.4
1.9  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
101  2005-2010 0.2  14.1 2004 

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, in the case of rape or incest, foetal impairment and economic or social reasons.

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India

Capital City :  New Delhi

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
1135613.8 1592704 1.4 31.2 8.1
2.8  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
106  2005-2010 0.3 3.1  2001

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, in the case of rape or incest, foetal impairment and economic and social reasons. Legal abortion was introduced in 1971, when concern about burgeoning

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Indonesia

Capital City :  Jakarta

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
228121.3 284639.6 1.1 27.7 8.5
2.2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
100  2005-2010 0.1    

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman's life. An aggressive national family planning program was launched in the early 1970’s, and incidents of coercive birth control practices have been reported. Aborti

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Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Capital City :  Tehran

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
71220.3 101944.5 1.3 26.8 6.6
2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
103  2005-2010 0.3    

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman's life. The abortion law in this country does not expressly allow abortion to be performed to save the life of the mother, but general principles of criminal legislation allow abortions to be performed for this reas

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Iraq

Capital City :  Baghdad

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
30290.5 63962.6 2.4 40.2 4.5
4.2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
103  2005-2010 1.1    

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life.

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Ireland

Capital City :  Dublin

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
4266.6 5762.1 1.3 20.1 15.5
1.9  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
99  2005-2010 0.3    

 

Abortion was illegal in Ireland under the 1861 Offences Against the Persons Act. In 1983, abortion also became unconstitutional as a result of a referendum on abortion. In 1987, an anti-abortion group took two counselling centres to court to stop them from helping women obtain abortions in England. The Irish Supreme Court ruled against the centres, saying that they assisted in the destruction of a child.

The abortion debate in Ireland came to a head in 1992 when a 14-year-old rape victim was prevented by the courts from leaving the country to obtain an abortion. The Supreme Court overturned the judgement deciding that although the Irish law prohibits abortion without exception, the girl was allowed to have the abortion in the UK.

As a result of this case, a three-part referendum on abortion rights was held in November of 1992 and constitutional amendments allowing access to abortion information and the right to travel abroad for the procedure were passed. A third amendment on the substantive issue of abortion was defeated.

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Israel

Capital City :  Jerusalem

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
6967.4 10403.3 1.7 27.6 13.7
2.7  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
98  2005-2010 0.5 13.9   2005

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, in the case of rape or incest and foetal impairment.

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Italy

Capital City :  Rome

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
58173.4 50911.9 0 13.9 26.4
1.4  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
94  2005-2010 -0.5 10.6  2004 

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, in the case of rape or incest, foetal impairment, economic or social reasons and on request. The abortion law in this country requires a woman seeking 

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Jamaica

Capital City :  Kingston

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
2672.5 2585.8 0.4 30.2 10.3
2.3  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
97  2005-2010 -0.6    

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, and to preserve mental health.  The abortion law expressly allows abortions to be performed to save the life of the woman, but is governed by general principles of criminal legis

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Japan

Capital City :  Tokyo

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
128325.5 112197.6 0.1 13.9 27.9
1.4  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
94  2005-2010 -0.5    


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, in the case of rape or incest and for economic or social reasons.  While Japan’s abortion law allows abortions to be performed on the specific ground of physical health, it conta

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Jordan

Capital City :  Amman

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
5966.5 10225.5 2.1 36.3 5.3
3.1  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
109  2005-2010 0.6    

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health and to preserve mental health, and foetal impairment.

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Kazakhstan

Capital City :  Astana

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
14802.5 13085.8 0 22.1 11.1
1.9  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
92  2005-2010 -0.7 35  2004 

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, in the case of rape or incest, foetal impairment, economic and social reasons and on request.

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Kenya

Capital City :  Nairobi

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
36012.3 83073.3 2.6 42.8 4.1
5  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
98  2005-2010 1.3    


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health and to preserve mental health. The abortion law expressly allows abortions to be performed to save the life of the woman, but is governed by general principles of criminal legisla

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Korea (Democratic Peoples Republic of)

Capital City :  Pyongyang

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
22670.2 24192/1 0.4 24 11.8
1.9  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
100  2005-2010 -0.1    


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, in the case of rape or incest, foetal impairment, economic or social reasons and on request.

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Kuwait

Capital City :  Kuwait

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
2839.3 5279.2 1.4 24.1 3.4
2.3  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
151  2005-2010 -0.8    


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health and foetal impairment.

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Kyrgystan

Capital City :  Bishkek

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
5385.9 6663.8 1.1 30.3 7.5
2.5  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
96  2005-2010 0.0  15.8 2004 


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, in the case of rape or incest, foetal impairment, economic and social reasons and on request.

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Laos (People Democratic Republic of)

Capital City :  Vientiane

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
6192.6 11586.2 2.2 40.1 5.3
4.3  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
100  2005-2010 0.8


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life and to preserve physical health.

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Lativa

Capital City :  Riga

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
2283.6 1677.7 -0.5 13.9 22.8
1.3  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
85  2005-2010 -0.9  27.3 2004 


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, in the case of rape or incest, foetal impairment, economic or social reasons and on request.

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Lebanon

Capital City :  Beirut

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
3653.4 4701.8 1.1 27.7 10.3
2.2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
96  2005-2010 0.1  


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life.

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Lesotho

Capital City :  Maseru

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
1785.3 1600.9 -0.3 37.9 7.6
3.3  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
87  2005-2010 -0.1


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life.

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Liberia

Capital City :  Monrovia

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
3452.3 10652.9 2.9 47.3 3.6
6.8  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
100  2005-2010 2.1


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, in the case of rape or incest and foetal impairment.

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Libya

Capital City : Tripoli

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
6084.9 9552.8 1.9 29.7 6.9
2.7  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
107  2005-2010 0.5


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life.

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Liechtenstein

Capital City :  Vaduz

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date






 2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 

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Abortion is permitted to save the woman's life, to preserve physical health and to preserve mental health.

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Lithuania

Capital City :  Vilnius

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
3403 2564.6 -0.4 15.5 20.9
1.3  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
87  2005-2010 -0.9 13.9
2004


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, in the case of rape or incest, foetal impairment, economic or social reasons and on request.

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Luxembourg

Capital City :  Luxembourg

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
476.7 721.4 1.2 18.7 18.4
1.7  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
97  2005-2010 0.7


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, in the case of rape or incest, foetal impairment and economic or social reasons.

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