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A study of the changing frequency of abortion in The Netherlands after 1967

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      Abstract

      The number of abortions induced by physicians in The Netherlands has increased greatly since 1967, especially in 1970 and the following years. The number of legal abortions is now considerably over 40.000 per year. Substitution for criminal abortion is probably not of great importance in this respect. The correlations are discussed with the unexpected fall in the number of births in 1970, 1971 and 1972, and with the decrease of the number of illegitimate births in the same years. Reference is made to the relationships between abortion and contraception in The Netherlands. It would appear that abortion is increasingly becoming a part of the normal pattern of birth control.

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