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REASONS GIVEN FOR ABORTIONS: FLORIDA, 1998-2008 [21]

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REASONS GIVEN FOR ABORTIONS: FLORIDA, 2008-2009 [22]

REASONS GIVEN FOR ABORTIONS: LOUISIANA, 1996-2012 [23]

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Partner. Other than the woman, her sexual partner may be most directly affected by the abortion decision unless there is no emotional relationship or the woman has elected not to tell him. A woman's decision to have an abortion affects both lives profoundly, and research studies show it is better if the woman's partner is part of the decision and supportive (Shostak et al. 1984). Marriages are often made stronger by such a joint decision, regardless of whether the decision is to have an abortion or to continue the pregnancy. The woman cannot be forced to have an abortion, and she has the sole right under law to make the decision. However, unresolved conflict over such a decision can and often does lead to separation or divorce.

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Community. Just as the individual decision-making process concerning abortion contains various components (physical, emotional, social, ethical), there are several levels or aspects to community response, including the general community response (Handwerker 1990). This response can range from public newspaper comment to visible protests and demonstrations in the local community. It can also be the focus of interest by local or national political groups and government attention.

ADJUSTED FIGURES FOR ABORTIONS IN THE CASE OF FETAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

The overall change in the male/female birth ratio from 1970 to 2002 represents about 13,000 fewer annual male births by 2002, which would correspond to about 1% of abortions.[19] Still, this is too small a change in sex ratio to be distinguished among other potential causes for the population at large. Some observers suggest that this is an issue in some ethnic groups[15]. Were the change in birth ratio among Asian Americans to be attributed to abortions, it would represent on the order of 1,000-2,000 abortions per year, or about 0.1% of abortions. This may be considered an upper limit.

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Teenagers usually have difficulty discussing pregnancy, and especially sexual matters, with their parents, and parents generally have difficulty talking with their children about sex. Sometimes a teacher, cleric, or counselor can serve as an intermediary to facilitate this discussion.