Wednesday, July 27, 2011

abortion reduction participation

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:

  1. red line -- soviet/communist slow diffusion of new, or not so new contraceptive methods
  2. yellow line -- a period of government support to family planning programs coordinated by Russian Family Planning Association
  3. 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

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