LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN – Abortion in Latin America & the Caribbean: A region with different levels of access and many obstacles: 28 September 2019
Translation: 97% of women of
reproductive age in the region live in countries where abortion is
Only six countries permit
abortion on broad grounds and only 3% of women aged 14-44 years live in those
In addition, this is the only
world region where the number of pregnancies in girls less than 14 years of age
is increasing, and the region also has the second highest rates of adolescent
pregnancies in the world.
Data from UNFPA
On 28 September 2019, the Red de
Periodistas Feministas of LAC (Latin American and Caribbean Feminist Journalists
Network), in coordination with Anfibia, LATFEM and Oxfam, published the 22-page
report: Abortar en América Latina y el Caribe: Accesos y
obstáculos. Each country has its own page
with information (en español).