In today’s Vagina News… I spent some time today educating myself on the availability of abortion services in the US.

In today’s Vagina News… I spent some time today educating myself on the availability of abortion services in the US. Some highlights:



- Only 12% of US counties have an abortion provider, mostly in major metropolitan
areas.



- 35% of women live in a county with no abortion provider.

– There are no abortion providers in Wyoming, Missouri, Misissippi, or Hawaii.



- In 2001, of the 5,801 hospitals in the US, only 603 provided abortion services.

– A 1998 survey revealed that first trimester abortion
techniques are a routine part of training in only 46% of America’s ob-gyn
residency programs. About 34% offer this training only as an elective, and 7%
provide no opportunity at all for young doctors to learn to provide safe
abortions.

I found this information at http://www.guttmacher.org/and http://www.prochoice.org/. Both are great organizations doing great work. Check them out.

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