[A reputable study in China last year] found . . .
• 22.4% of Chinese youth age 15 to 24 were participating in premarital sex
• 51.2% of those sexually active youths did not use any form of birth control
• More that 20% of the sexually active youths had experienced an unexpected pregnancy
• 91% of those youths had opted to end that pregnancy in abortion.
These estimates for pregnancy and abortion rates are . . . higher in studies that just look at university students. In one such study (which had 80,000 participants), 26% of sexually active students had an unexpected pregnancy with an abortion rate of 92%.
Westerners are more likely to have premarital sex, but via birth control, less likely to get pregnant and far less likely in every demographic (with the possible exceptions of pre-teens and rape victims) to get abortions. The study also found that knowledge about what birth control methods do and don't work is scarce in China, as 95% of women use “feminine wash”, as a form of birth control even though it doesn't actually work.