The number of abortions is seriously reduced only by sex education - free and universal, that is, the program included in the compulsory school - and access to cheap contraceptives (primarily hormonal ones).
In the US, for example, each state decides for itself which sex education program they need. WHO conducted research that found that states that promoted abstinence as the main means of combating STDs, HIV and unwanted pregnancies had more pregnant adolescents than those states that promoted contraceptives and other non-moralizing contraceptives.
The problem with Russian abortions is not only in the low sexual literacy of everyone (if you look at the Rosstat data, you will see that abortions are performed by women of all ages, and not just adolescents - teenage pregnancies (15-18 years), by the way, in Russia there is not so much), but also in the high cost of hormonal contraceptives. In France, for example, they are quite cheap because their purchase is subsidized by the state. And in Russia they are all imported, so a hormonal course for one month will cost 2000-4000 thousand rubles, depending on the drug or method - not every Russian woman can afford it. Therefore, in Russia, they are protected in the old fashioned way - by the calendar method or by interrupted sexual intercourse, which is very ineffective (the probability of getting pregnant according to the Pearl index is 25-30%)
What's the point? It is necessary to deal with complications. We need to move in the direction of easy, quick and simple termination of pregnancy at a time when there is no question of a person, when it’s just a bubble of cells.
And to demand more children from people in a world where there are already more people than civilization can provide a decent life - this is sadism.
The only factor that seriously affects the number of abortions is the availability of condoms in pharmacies and the goodwill of men to use them. Sorry for the non-monastic approach.
This in no way denies that it would be nice to treat and think more decently to your body and personality not only with your genitals, so morality is also a useful thing. But while we have at the level of, so to speak, mass consciousness there is a stereotype that a woman should stuff herself with pills and in case of failure go under the knife, and a man should take everything from life, and rubber bands are not so natural - no other factors will work .
In the US, "cinema" is involved in the fight against abortion
According to the new rules, in American clinics, a woman who has decided to terminate a pregnancy will be shown a film with ultrasound footage showing her fetus. Similar rules have been introduced in 14 states, but in some of them the film will become mandatory only when the gestation period is more than 20 weeks.
Psychologists say that a woman, seeing the development of her child, will make a decision more consciously. Statistics say that after viewing, only every fourth decides to terminate the pregnancy.
According to the WHO, between 40 and 60 million legal abortions are performed in the world annually. In Russia, there are twice as many abortions as births. (According to official data, now the number of abortions in Russia is approximately equal to the number of births. - Demoscope). In terms of the number of abortions, Russia is 8 times ahead of the United States, 10 times ahead of England and France, and the Netherlands 20 times. ten%. Because of unsuccessful abortions, 20% of families are deprived of the opportunity to become parents.
According to experts from the Academy of Labor and Social Relations, with a decrease in the number of abortions by at least 10%, Russia would receive more than half a million newborns a year.
RIA Novosti, April 7
But in general, as I heard, in the same USA they came to the conclusion that not only to promote condoms and teach them how to use them, but also to promote the general rejection of promiscuous early sexual activity, which leads to the bulk of abortions. They have programs in their schools.