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Study Shows Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries | American Health Council

Study Shows Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries

Study Shows Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries - Health Council

“Fears over birth defects from mosquito-borne Zika may be driving up abortion rates in Latin American countries affected by the virus, a new study finds.

“In Brazil and Ecuador — where governments have issued health warnings on the danger to the fetus from maternal Zika infection — requests for abortion in 2016 have doubled from 2010 rates, researchers say.”

“The other 17 Latin American countries covered by the new study had their rates rise by more than a third during that time, according to the June 22 report in the New England Journal of Medicine.”

Read the full article: Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries, Study Shows