In this pic you see GAR (general abortion rate = number of abortions/women 15-49) -- blue line.
Three different trends have been linearly estimated, each trend corresponds to a separate major controller of a period:
- red line -- soviet/communist slow diffusion of new, or not so new contraceptive methods
- yellow line -- a period of government support to family planning programs coordinated by Russian Family Planning Association
- green line -- most recent or Putin period of hard invasion of Russian Orthodox Church into so intimate area
follow updates -- I will calculate differentials in numbers of abortions
one thing is almost clear -- if RFPA was to continue the problem might be exhausted in 2005