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ABORTIONS BY MINORS HIT RECORD HIGH IN JAPAN

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TOKYO, August 9, 2002 (LSN.ca) - A Japanese Health Ministry survey released Thursday showed that 46,571 girls aged 19 or younger aborted their unborn children last year. The abortions for the minors make up 14% of the total

Abortions by minors hit record high 341,588 recorded abortions in Japan last year.  Kyodo News reports that the Health Ministry is setting up a research team to look at sexual activity among youth in Japan to confront the problem.  See the Japan Today coverage:  http://japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=1&id=225927

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