You are not currently logged in.
Access JSTOR through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Abortion Services in the United States, 1987 and 1988
Stanley K. Henshaw and Jennifer Van Vort
Family Planning Perspectives
Vol. 22, No. 3 (May - Jun., 1990), pp. 102-108+142
Published by: Guttmacher Institute
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2135639
Page Count: 8
You can always find the topics here!Topics: Abortion, Health surveys, Induced abortion, Physicians, Family planning, Population estimates, Family planning clinics, Adusted gross income, Caseloads, Pregnancy
Were these topics helpful?See somethings inaccurate? Let us know!
Select the topics that are inaccurate.
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
A 1989 survey by The Alan Guttmacher Institute shows that 1.6 million abortions were performed in the United States in 1988, a number that has remained relatively unchanged since 1980. More than 98 percent of abortions in 1987-1988 were performed in metropolitan areas. Although 51 percent of metropolitan counties have no provider of abortion services, 93 percent of nonmetropolitan counties are without a provider. The lack of abortion services in nonmetropolitan areas has been intensified by a 13 percent reduction since 1985 in the number of hospitals that offer abortion services. The number of nonhospital facilities providing abortion services increased by four percent, however, and specialized clinics provided 64 percent of all abortions performed in 1988.
Family Planning Perspectives © 1990 Guttmacher Institute