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Abortion Estimate Prompts Concern Over Effectiveness Of Sex Education In China

Wall Street Journal: China Performs 13 Million Abortions Per Year, State Media Says
“Abortion rates in China remain high, calling into question the country’s sex education practices. There are an estimated 13 million abortions performed in China annually, according to a report from the state-run China Daily, citing the National Health and Family Planning Commission’s technology research center…” (Burkitt/Jie, 1/28).

Xinhua: High abortion rate triggers fears for young women
“China’s high abortion rate has triggered public concerns over sex education for young people, with experts calling for cooperation from health departments and parents to protect young women…” (Wanli, 1/27).

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