Countries Data : S - Z

Countries Data : S - Z

Countries Data : S - Z 

Figures updated in 2007

Saint Lucia

Capital City :  Saint Lucia

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
163.4 188.4 0.8 27.5
9.7
2.2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
97
2005-2010 -0.1


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

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Samoa

Capital City :  Apia

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
187 156.7 0.4 40.1
6.6
3.9  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
109
2005-2010 -1.5


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 a

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San Marino

Capital City :  San Marino

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

411.5 0.9

 2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
97
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 rea

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Saint Lucia

Capital City :  Saint Lucia

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
163.4 188.4 0.8 27.5
9.7
2.2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
97
2005-2010 -0.1


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

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Sao Tome and Principe

Capital City :  Sao Tome

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
163.7 295.3 2.2 39
5.4
3.6  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
98
2005-2010 0.7


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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Saudi Arabia

Capital City :  Riyadh

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
25809.2 49463.9 2.4 36.2
4.7
3.6  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
116
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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Senegal

Capital City :  Dakar

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
12217.7 23108.2 2.3 41.8
4.9
4.5  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.

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Serbia and Montenegro

Capital City :  Belgrade

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
10493.3 9426.1 0 17.8
18.8
1.6  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
99
2005-2010 -0.4


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. Abortion has been legal on request during the first 10 we

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Sierrra Leone

Capital City :  Freetown

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
15802.2 13786.4 2.1 42.9
5.5
6.5  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
96
2005-2010 1.6


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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Singapore

Capital City :  Singapore City

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
4433.8 5212.8 1.2 18
13.5
1.3  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
101
2005-2010 -0.2 12.6
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 and social reasons and on request.

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Slovakia

Capital City :  Bratislava

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
5400.7 4612.3 0 15.8
16.8
1.2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
94
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, economic or social reasons and on request.

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Slovenia

Capital City :  Ljubljana

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
1964.7 1630.5 -0.1 13.6
21.2
1.2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
95
2005-2010 -0.7 15.2
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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Solomon Islands

Capital City :  Honiara

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
501.7 920.7 2.4 40.1
4.2
3.8  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
106
2005-2010 0.7


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life.

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Somalia

Capital City :  Mogadishu

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
8766.3 21329.1 3.1 44.3
4.2
6  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
98
2005-2010 1.4


Abortion is permitted to save a 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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South Africa

Capital City :  Pretoria

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
47698.7 48645.9 0.2 32.2
7.2
2.6  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
96
2005-2010 0.1 4.5
2000


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. Until 1975, abortion was prohibited in South Africa, excep

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Spain

Capital City :  Madrid

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
43604.3 42541.3 0.4 14.5
21.7
1.3  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
96
2005-2010 -0.3 8.3
2003


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.
Historically, Spanish law followed the Catholic Church's ideology on abortion.
In 1985, after t

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Sudan

Capital City :  Khartoum

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
37793 66705 2.1 38.7
5.8
4  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
101
2005-2010 0.8


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life and in the case of rape or incest.

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Suriname

Capital City :  Paramaribo

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
454.6 429.3 0.6 29.5
9.2
2.4  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
98
2005-2010 -0.8


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life.

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Swaziland

Capital City :  Mbabane

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
1025.2 1026 -0.4 39.8
5.7
3.5  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
91
2005-2010 0.5


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

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Sweden

Capital City :  Stockholm

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
9095.4 10054.4 0.3 16.9
24.1
1.7  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
98
2005-2010 0.2 20.2
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.

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Switzerland

Capital City :  Bern

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
7274.5 7252.5 0.1 15.9
22.7
1.4  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
98
2005-2010 -0.1 7.3
2004


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

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Syrian Arab Republic

Capital City :  Damascus

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
19988 35935 2.4 36
4.8
3.1  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
102
2005-2010 0.7


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 rea.

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Tajikistan

Capital City :  Dsuhanbe

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
6681.5 10422.5 1.4 37.5
5
3.3  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
99
2005-2010 0.4 12.6
2003


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. Abortion figure includes spontaneous abortions.

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Thailand

Capital City :  Bangkok

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
65283 74594.3 0.8 23.2
11
1.9  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, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health and in the case of rape or incest..

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Togo

Capital City :  Lomé

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
6470.2 13543.9 2.5 43
4.9
4.8  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, in the case of rape or incest and foetal impairment.

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Tonga

Capital City :  Nuku'alofa

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
102.8 75 0.2 35
8.9
3.2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
103
2005-2010 -2.0


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life.

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Trinidad and Tobago

Capital City : Port of Spain

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
1312.9 1229.6 0.3 20.7
11.4
1.6  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
98
2005-2010 -0.5

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 legisl.

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Tunisia

Capital City :  Tunis

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
10318.6 12926.7 1 24.6
8.8
1.9  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
101
2005-2010 0.0 8.6
1999


Abortion is permitted to save a 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. This country is an exception to the Arab states in that it

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Turkey

Capital City : Ankara

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
75150.7 101208.4 1.3 28.6
8.2
2.3  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
102
2005-2010 0.2


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. In order to reduce the rate of population growth, aborti.

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Turkmenistan

Capital City :  Ashgabat

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
4965.3 6779.8 1.3 30.1
6.1
2.5  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
98
2005-2010 0.2

 

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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Uganda

Capital City :  Kampala

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
30945.5 126949.7 3.6 50.5
3.8
7.1  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
99
2005-2010 2.4


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health and to preserve mental health. Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health and to preserve mental health. The abortion law expressly allows abortion.

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Ukraine

Capital City :  Kiev

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
45509.2 26392.6 -1 14
21
1.1  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
103
2005-2010 -1.5 27.5
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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United Arab Emirates

Capital City :  Abu Dhabi

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
4775.3 9056.2 2.3 21.4
1.7
2.4  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
186
2005-2010 0.9


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life.

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United Kingdom

Capital City :  London

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
60018.3 67143.4 0.3 17.5
21.8
1.7  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
95
2005-2010 0.2 17
2005


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, foetal impairment and economic or social reasons. This refers to the abortion law of England and Wales and Scotland while the abortion figure is from E.

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United Republic of Tanzania

Capital City : Dodoma

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
39718 66844.9 1.8 41.9
5.2
4.4  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
98
2005-2010 0.7


Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health and to preserve mental health. Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life, to preserve physical health and to preserve mental health. The abortion law expressly allows abortio.

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United States of America

Capital City :  Washington DC

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
303851.2 394976.5 0.9 20.4
17.2
2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
97
2005-2010 0.4 20.8
2003


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. Figure is based on data from 49 out of 52 reportiong a

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United States Virgin Islands


Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
111.8 82.3 0 22.9
18.2
2.1  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
91
2005-2010 -1.3


Abortion information N/A

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Uruguay

Capital City :  Montevideo

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
3509.4 4043.3 0.6 23.9
17.5
2.2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
94
2005-2010 0



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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Uzbekistan

Capital City :  Tashkent

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
27371.3 38665.3 1.4 31.6
6.1
2.5  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
99
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 and social reasons and on request

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Vanuatu

Capital City :  Port-Villa

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
219.5 375 1.8 39
5.3
3.7  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
105
2005-2010 0.7



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

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Venezuela

Capital City :  Caracas

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
27683.6 41991.2 1.7 30.4
8
2.5  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.

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Vietnam

Capital City :  Hanoi

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
86444.7 11654.2 1.3 28.1
7.4
2.1  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
99
2005-2010 0.2
35.2
2000


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. Figure excludes abortions in private sector clinics.

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Western Sahara

Capital City :  El Aaiún

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
372.4 895.8 4.6 32.9
6.3
3.4  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
108
2005-2010 0.9



N/A

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Yemen

Capital City :  San'a

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
22325 59453.8 3.1 45.7
3.7
5.7  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
103
2005-2010 1.5



Abortion is permitted to save the woman’s life.

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Zambia

Capital City :  Lusaka

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
12056 22781 1.7 45.4
4.7
5.2  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
99
2005-2010 1



Abortion is permitted to save the woman's life, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, foetal impairment and economic or social reasons. Zambia became the first sub-Saharan African nation to liberalize abortion. Since 1972, abortion has been legal for health and socio-economic reasons through the 12th week of pregnancy. However, a legal abortion must be performed in a hospital, and the woman must have the signatures of three physicians (one of them a specialist)"

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Zimbabwe

Capital City :  Harare

Population Projected (2050) Growth Under 14 Over 60
Fertility Rate Fertility Date
128910 394976.5 0.9 45
5
3.9  2005-2010
 Ratio MF Growth Date
 Projected Growth 2045-2050 Abortion Rate  Abortion Date 
99
2005-2010 0.4

2003


Abortion is permitted to save the woman's life, to preserve physical health, in the case of rape or incest and foetal impairment. The present law (1977) allows abortion only in official cases of rape or incest (which have been reported to the police immediately), foetal anomaly, or when the woman's life at risk. It is estimated that more than 70,000 illegal abortions take place every year, and abortion is one of the major causes of death among women.

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