2019-04-26 11:20:00

Abortions in Russia drop by 60,000 in 2018 - Health Ministry

Moscow, April 26, Interfax - The number of abortions in Russia in 2018 fell almost by 10%, according to a Health Ministry report.

"In 2018 the number of abortions dropped by 9.6%, i.e. almost by 60,000 cases, and by over 39% in seven years," the report said.

Last year there were 78,000 free extracorporeal fertilization procedures, up 21% on the previous year, resulting in 28,500 newborns, the report said.