Skvortsova said about reducing the number of abortions in Russia by 39%

Скворцова заявила о снижении числа абортов в России на 39%

The number of abortions in Russia declined by seven years on 39%. This is stated in the report of the Minister of health Veronika Skvortsova to the Board of health, informs RIA “news”.

“In 2018, the number of abortions decreased by 9.6%, i.e. almost 60 thousand cases, and over 7 years by more than 39%,” – said in the report.

The document notes that to achieve such results has allowed implemented on behalf of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin large-scale program of construction of perinatal centres and embedding them in a three-tier maternity services.

In addition, in Russia last year opened a lot of perinatal centers.

Recall that in 2018 in the framework of the II Eurasian women’s forum Skvortsova also said reducing the number of abortions in Russia.

“If we take the figures from 2010-2011 in the country every year there were 1.2 million abortions in the past 2017, was 620 thousand. If you count on a thousand women were 32 abortions per 1 thousand women of childbearing age, and now 17”, – said the Minister of health.

She noted that the Ministry of health has implemented a program of psychological support of pregnant women and centres for psychological counselling.