Russia has one of the highest abortion rates in the world, a trend that doctors say is having a drastic effect on fertility rates among young women.
Last year, the government introduced a law banning the procedure beyond 22 weeks of pregnancy.
Even so, doctors say the government is still struggling to change Soviet-era attitudes, which considered abortion a common and often preferred choice over contraception.
Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from St Petersburg.
Source: Al Jazeera