Friday, September 16, 2011

800 illegal abortions each day in Sri Lanka

Kapila Jayarathna, the Community Health Specialist of the Family Health Bureau of Sri Lanka reveals that recent survey has pointed out that around 800 illegal abortions take place in the island each day.

He also said that 80% of the abortions are for the women above the age of 35 years.

The official said that the number of abortions in Sri Lanka per annum had been estimated as around 290,000.

Every year Sri Lankan women giver birth to around 390,000 children.

Abortion is illegal in Sri Lanka although a large number of illegal abortion centers operate country wide.
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