CHINA: Over 35,000 abortions each day

 

CHINA (East Asia)

Population: 1.34 Billion

1 Billion Chinese are above 18 years old

Fertility Rate:  5.5 children/woman (1970s) vs. 1.6 children/woman (2010)

Life Expectancy:  63 years (1970s) vs. 73 years (2010)

Infant mortality:  16 deaths / 1000 live births

Male/Female Ratio:  1.06 male  / female

Major Religions:  Taoism and Buddhism

– The first country to launch the ‘one child per couple’ policy.

– By 2020, there will be 30 million more men than women in this country.

– Abortion has been legal since 1953.  Over 35,000 forced and coerced abortions a day

– One in every five marriages now ends in divorce.

– It has the highest rate of contraceptive use in the world with 85% prevalence among women.  Sterilization and IUD are the preferred forms of contraception.

-Fudan University in Shanghai offered China’s first undergraduate gay studies course in 2003.

– First gay pride event inShanghaiin June 2009

– Nearly 500 million people lack access to safe drinking water

– 1 million people die from cigarette smoking each year.

 

Sources:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ch.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/26/world/asia/26china.html?pagewanted=print

http://www.china-mike.com/facts-about-china/facts-women-marriage/

http://www.nationmaster.com/country/ch-china

http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=SOWC&f=inID%3A34

http://www.npr.org/2010/11/09/131200166/china-s-me-generation-sends-divorce-rate-soaring

http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/china_statistics.html

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/today-35000-forced-and-coerced-abortions-are-taking-place-in-china

http://www.uschina.usc.edu/article@usct?homosexuality_in_china_14740.aspx