Birth and Not Birth

The possibility of fertility growth in Russia in the medium term is analyzed in the context of reducing the number of women of fertile age. From this perspective, abortion is considered as a potential resource for increasing the number of births. The validity of this position is confirmed by historical data on the study of abortions in Russia. The results of a quantitative analysis of the prevalence of abortions in the subjects of the Russian Federation and their relationship with other factors, in particular, the instability of marriages, are given. The conclusion is made about the possibility of leveling abortion behavior of certain groups of women. As a condition for the development of targeted programs for the prevention of abortions, the availability of complete and reliable statistics of abortions is put forward, which is currently available in the database of health institutions, but is not provided to state statistical bodies and is not available to researchers.

For citation: Eliseeva I.I. Birth and Not Birth. St. Petersburg Sociology Today. 2018. N. 10. P. 204-216. DOI: 10.25990/socinstras.pss-10.g1cq-yc02

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