Up to 200,000 Abortions Annually in Serbia
24 August 2009
Health officials report that between 150,000-200,000 abortions are carried out every year in Serbia, news-site Mondo reported Monday.
Every twelfth woman between the ages of 15-49 years has had an abortion. Most had not used contraception.
The head of the Family Planning Centre of Serbia, Dr. Katarina Sedlecki, told Mondo that in 80-90 per cent of cases abortions were performed on "women older than 20 who are already married and have a kid, or kids".
Sedlecki considers the abortion situation in Serbia as severe as every fourth abortion was carried out on women who had already had four or more abortions. the rest