This article from China actually has a Planned Parenthood director admitting that there is such a thing as “too many” abortions, and that the procedures carry a physical and mental risk to the mother. Read more here.
Among the 8 to 10 million induced abortions performed on the mainland each year, nearly 47 percent involve unmarried women younger than 25, according to Cheng Linan, director of the center for clinical research and training of the Shanghai Institute of Planned Parenthood Research. […]
A 2008 survey involving more than 50,000 induced abortions in Beijing showed that roughly 70 percent of the women undergoing the procedure were migrants. For many, it was not their first abortion.
According to a nationwide study by the Chinese Medical Association (CMA), of all women having received induced abortions, nearly 56 percent had two operations and 13.5 percent had three or more.
“That not only causes the women certain physical or mental problems, but it also gives the country a huge economic burden of more than 3 billion Yuan” or about $470 million, she said.
Among Chinese women who became infertile, more than 88 percent previously had an induced abortion, a study conducted in 2007 showed.
Other potential health hazards include haemorrhage, uterine or pelvic infection, uterine perforation and cervical laceration.
Though this article argues that more contraception is the answer, another option is of course to educate unmarried young women (especially those that are migrants with distinct socioeconomic burdens) that they aren’t socially obligated to have sex.by