Young Chinese non-residents skewing New Zealand abortion statistics

According to a study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, young, Chinese non-residents and new immigrants are the predominant ethnic group having abortions and impacting New Zealand’s abortion statistics. Many factors are mentioned, including, “ethnic Chinese women lack adequate contraceptive education, demonstrate distrust of non-barrier methods, believe men should provide the condom, and mistakenly believe contraception unnecessary for the first week following menstruation. . .Abortion may be used for family planning, rather than as back up for contraceptive failure.” See Non-Resident Birth Care and Abortion.

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