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Worldwide Abortion Statistics

Facts and figures relating to the incidence of abortion worldwide.

The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) along with the World Health Organization (WHO) provides data on induced abortion worldwide.

 Worldwide Incidence and Trends

 Regional Incidence and Trends

The following chart is also taking from the AGI/WHO report:

INCIDENCE AND RATES

Global and regional estimates of induced abortion, 1995 and 2003

Region and Subregion

No. of abortions (millions)

Abortion rate*

1995

2003

1995

2003

World

45.6

41.6

35

29

Developed countries

10.0

6.6

39

26

   Excluding Eastern Europe

3.8

3.5

20

19

Developing countries†

35.5

35.0

34

29

   Excluding China

24.9

26.4

33

30

Estimates by region

Africa

5.0

5.6

33

29

Asia

26.8

25.9

33

29

Europe

7.7

4.3

48

28

Latin America

4.2

4.1

37

31

Northern America

1.5

1.5

22

21

Oceania

0.1

0.1

21

17

*Abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44

†Those within Africa, the Americas, excluding Canada and the United States of America, Asia, excluding Japan, and Oceania, excluding Australia and New Zealand

 

 

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