Countries Data : M - R

Countries Data : M - R

Countries Data : M - R 

Figures updated in 2007

Madagascar

Capital City :  Antananarivo

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
19608.9  43508.4  2.6  43.6  4.8  4.9  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
 99  2005-2010  1.3    

 

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 reas

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Malawi

Capital City :  Lilongwe

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
13451.8  29451.6  2.2  47.2  4.7  5.7  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
 98  2005-2010  1.4    

 

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 reas

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Malaysia

Capital City :  Kuala Lumpur

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
26239.5  38924  1.7  31.4  7.4 2.6  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
 103  2005-2010  0.4    

 

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

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Maldives

Capital City :  Malé

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
345.7  682.3  2.4  39.6  5 3.8  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
 105  2005-2010  0.9    

 

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

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Mali

Capital City :  Bamako

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
14324.7  41975.6  2.9  48.1  4.1 6.6  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
 98  2005-2010 1.8    

 

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 groun

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Malta

Capital City :  Valletta

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
405.3  428.3  0.4  16.8 20.1 1.5  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
 98  2005-2010  -0.1    

 

Abortion is not permitted in any circumstances.  The abortion law in this country has been amended to remove all indications for the legal performance of abortions; however, it is not clear whether a defence of necessity might be allowed to justify an abo

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Martinique

Capital City :  Fort-de-France

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
398.6  350.3 0.3  20.7  17.5 1.9  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
92  2005-2010  -0.9    

 

The circumstances in which abortions are permitted are unknown.

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Mauritania

Capital City :  Nouakchott

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
3247.4  7496.9 2.7  43  5.3 5.5  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.  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 groun

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Mauritius

Capital City :  Port Louis

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
1267  1465.5 0.8  23.8  10 1.9  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
99  2005-2010  -0.1    

 

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 reas

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Mexico

Capital City :  Mexico City

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
109594.1  139014.5 1.1  29.8  8.2 2.1  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
96  2005-2010  0.0 0.1  2003 

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life and in the case of rape or incest.  Abortion law in Mexico is determined at state level. The grounds mentioned above refer only to the abortion law of the Federal District; some other states allow abortions t

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Moldova

Capital City :  Chisinau

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
4185.6  3312 -0.2  17  13.9 1.2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 

 2005-2010  -0.9  17.6 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 reason and on request.

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Monaco

Capital City :  Monaco

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

 

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

       

 

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 reaso

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Mongolia

Capital City :  Ulaanbaatar

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
2711.5  3624.8 1.2  29.2  5.7 2.2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
100  2005-2010  0.1 21.7  1997 

 

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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Morocco

Capital City :  Rabat

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
32412.2  46397 1.4  30.4  6.9 2.6  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
100  2005-2010  0.3    

 

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

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Mozambique

Capital City :  Maputo

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
20522.5  37604.4 1.8  43.7  5.2 5.1  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
93  2005-2010  1.1    

 

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

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Myanmar

Capital City :  Rangoon

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
51474.7  63657.3 0.9  28  7.9 0.1  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
98  2005-2010  0.1    

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life.

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Namibia

Capital City :  Windhoek

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
2072.3 3059.9 1  40  5.5 3.5  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
96  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 and foetal impairment

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Nepal

Capital City :  Kathmandu

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
28225.5  51171.8 1.9  38  5.9 3.3  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 

 2005-2010  0.9    

 

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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Netherlands

Capital City :  Amsterdam

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
16429 17139.4 0.4 17.9  20.1 1.7  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
98  2005-2010  -0.1 10.4   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. Although abortion had been freely available in the Nether

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Netherlands Antilles

Capital City :  Willemstad

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
185.3 202.9 0.6 21.8  14.9 2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
93  2005-2010  -0.1  

 

The circumstances in which abortions are permitted are unknown.

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New Caledonia

Capital City :  Noumea

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
245.1 382.1 1.7 27.5 9.7 2.3  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
105  2005-2010  0.6
 

 

The circumstances in which abortions are permitted are not available.

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New Zealand

Capital City :  Wellington

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
4092.6 4789.6 0.7 20.8  17.4 2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
97  2005-2010  0.1 19.7
 

 

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

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Nicaragua

Capital City :  Managua

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
5715.2 9370.8 2 37.7 5 1.7  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
99  2005-2010 0.5

 

Nicaragua's abortion law has been amended to remove all indications relevant to the legal performance of abortions; however, it is not clear whether the defence of necessity might be allowed to justify an abortion to save the life of the woman.

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Niger

Capital City : Niamey

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
14907.2 50156.4 3.3 49 3.2 7.5  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
102  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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Nigeria

Capital City :  abuja

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
137243.3 258108.4 2.1 43.7  4.8 5.3  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
101  2005-2010 1.0
   

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, and  to preserve mental health.  Nigeria has two abortion laws; one for the northern and one for the southern states.  Both laws specifically allow abortions to be performed to s

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Norway

Capital City :  Oslo

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
4664.6 5434.9 0.5 19.2 20.7 1.8  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
98  2005-2010 0.2 15.2   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 or social reasons and on request. Since 1979, Norwegian women have been allowed free aborti

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Oman

Capital City :  Muscat

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
2668.3 4957.7 2.2 33.6 4.4 3.2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
135  2005-2010 0.8

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life.

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Pakistan

Capital City :  Islamabad

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
164593.8 304700.4 2.1 37.2 5.9 3.7  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
105  2005-2010 0.8    

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health and to preserve mental health.  Pakistan’s abortion law allows abortions to be performed to save the life of the woman or to provide necessary treatment.  The law does not indicat

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Palestinian Territory

Capital City : 

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
3945.1 5092.7 3.1 45.1 4.4 5  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
103  2005-2010 1.4    

 

The circumstances in which abortions are permitted are unavailable.

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Panama

Capital City :  Panama City

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
3343.4 N/A 1.6 29.8 9.1 2.6  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
102  2005-2010 0.4  2000

 

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

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Papua-New Guinea

Capital City :  Port Moresby

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
6114.2 10619 1.8 39.2 4 3.6  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
106  2005-2010 0.8  

 

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

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Paraguay

Capital City :  Asuncion

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
6444.8 12094.9 2.2 36.8 5.7 3.5  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
102  2005-2010 0.9    

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life.

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Peru

Capital City :  Lima

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
28797.3 42551.9 1.4 31.2 8 2.7  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
101  2005-2010 0.4  

 

Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health and to preserve mental health.   In 1991, a new penal code decreased the penalty to a maximum of 2 years’ imprisonment (from four) when a woman self-aborts or consents to an abortion

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Philippines

Capital City :  Manila

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
85884 127068.2 1.6 34.1 6.3 2.8  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
101  2005-2010 0.4
 

 

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 reas

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Poland

Capital City :  Warsaw

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
38466.7 31916.1 -0.1 15.5 17.4 1.2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
94  2005-2010 -0.7   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 and foetal impairment.

Read Tysiac vs Poland : The push for abortion

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Portugal

Capital City :  Lisbon

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
10592.7 10722.6 0.4 15.8 22.8 1.5  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
93  2005-2010 -0.2 0.2   2002

 

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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Puerto Rico

Capital City :  San Juan

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
3998 4404.6 0.5 21.6 17.5 1.9  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
92  2005-2010 0.0
 

 

Circumstances in which abortions are permitted are unknown.

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Qatar

Capital City :  Doha

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
857.5 1329.8 1.9 21.7 2.7 2.8  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
173  2005-2010 0.4 1.2   2004

 

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

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Republic of Korea (South)

Capital City :  Seoul

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
48141.6 44628.6 0.3 17.5 14.6 1.2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
101  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 and foetal impairment.

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Réunion

Capital City :  St. Denis

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
807.2 1091.8 1.3 26.8 10.2 2.4  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
96  2005-2010 0.2    

 

The circumstances in which abortion is permitted are also unavailable.

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Romania

Capital City :  Bucharest

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
21544.2 16757.4 -0.4 15 19.5 1.3  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
95  2005-2010 -0.8 27.8   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. Because of panic over low birth rates, the 1957 statute p

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Norway

Capital City :  Oslo

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
4664.6 5434.9 0.5 19.2 20.7 1.8  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
98  2005-2010 0.2 15.2   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 or social reasons and on request. Since 1979, Norwegian women have been allowed free aborti

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Russian Federation

Capital City :  Moscow

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
141900.4 111752.2 -0.4 15 17.1 1.4  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
88  2005-2010 -0.6 53.7  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. A decree from the Commissariats of Health and Justice per

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Rwanda

Capital City :  Kigali

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
9441.8 18153.1 2.3 42.8 4 5.2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
91  2005-2010 1.0
 

 

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

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