Abortion in Albania, Worrisome Figures Unveiled
Albanian Daily News
Published September 15, 2017
The abortion phenomenon in Albania is reaching worrisome levels. The latest data released by the public maternities indicated that some 6000 abortions were carried on during 2016. However this figure may be much higher on view of the fact that since 2014 the private hospitals hide the abortion related figures.
The public health experts raise the concern over the increasing number of abortions among teenagers which follows accidental pregnancies.
Tirana ranks on top of the list followed by Durres, Vlora, Fier and Berat.
The private hospitals have been thriving in Albania during the recent years while the total absence of inspections by the state institutions generates perfect conditions for abuse in any possible aspect.