2018 abortion statistics

Stats NZ has released the latest annual abortion statistics. Some extracts:

  • 13,282 abortions in 2018 (down 3 from 2017)
  • ratio per 1,000 pregnancies is 185 (was 181)
  • No of teen abortions down from 1,444 to 1,311
  • 72.4% of abortions occur by week 10 and 94% by week 13

While no big change from 2017 to 2018, there has been a downwards trend for the last ten years. The general abortion rate of 13.5 abortions per 1,000 fertile age woman is the lowest since 1989.

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