Summary of Registered Abortions Worldwide, through December 2006

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 20 February 2007

See this page for 2008 update

countryyear range of reported datatotal reported abortionsestimated total for missing data, underreportingestimated additional abortions to end of 2006most recent annual abortion figureestimated total abortions through December 2006
Albania 1975-2004558,88854,66821,00010,500634,556
Anguilla200324 722496
Armenia 1992-2004259,187 20,97410,487280,161
Australia 1970-20061,670,905  66,3101,670,905
Austria 1960-2000591,761 14,2802,380606,041
Azerbaijan 1992-2004316,685 39,59619,798356,281
Bahrain1997-200210,081 6,9961,74917,077
Barbados 1992-19951,0001,0004,4004006,400
Belarus 1992-20041,937,144 143,40071,7002,080,544
Belgium 1979-2003180,960153,16846,78515,595380,913
Belize 1985-19968,6097,18626,0302,60341,825
Bermuda 1983-1984177 2,024922,201
Botswana 1980-1984661837417458
Bulgaria 1953-20045,515,446 94,40047,2005,609,846
Canada 1970-20032,624,715 312,297104,0992,937,012
Channel Islands 1987-20042,8431,0244582294,325
Chile 1986-1991281 1,005671,286
ROC Taiwan 1967-199945,884667,395295,97442,2821,009,253
PR China 1971-2001264,042,38310,000,00031,424,2206,284,844303,466,603
Cocos Islands 19782 56258
Croatia 1992-2004233,319 10,4645,232243,783
Cuba 1968-20043,841,963105,482134,55467,2774,081,999
Czech Republic 1993-2005532,068 26,45326,453558,521
Czechoslovakia 1953-19923,676,501   3,676,501
Denmark 1939-2005806,324 15,10315,103821,427
Dominican Republic1995-199893,208 248,54431,068341,752
Estonia 1992-2004239,030 25,20012,600264,230
Faeroe Islands 1966-1975790 8844878
Finland 1951-2003589,446 22,30011,150611,746
France 1936-20045,301,590418,450421,328210,6646,141,368
French Guiana 1984-200521,8371,9161,6391,63925,392
Georgia 1992-2005377,861 19,90019,900397,761
FR Germany 1950-20063,110,561171,38091,223124,0233,373,164
East Germany 1948-19891,744,200   1,744,200
Greece 1971-199684,59212,739125,42012,542222,751
Greenland 1967-200423,3502001,81090525,360
Guadeloupe 1976-200578,7224,1005,0175,01787,839
Guyana1996-200341,746 13,5004,50055,246
Hong Kong 1973-2004478,71419,50031,76015,880529,974
Hungary 1949-20045,796,445 137,80068,9005,934,245
Iceland 1960-200423,270 1,77888925,048
India 1972-200013,869,614 4,338,852723,14218,208,466
Israel 1979-2005477,275 19,92819,928497,203
Italy 1978-20034,367,770 378,492126,1644,746,262
Japan 1949-200436,513,29830,000,000603,346301,67367,116,644
Kazakhstan 1992-20042,413,526 259,000129,5002,672,526
South Korea 1961-19974,354,4009,084,9002,520,000280,00015,959,300
Kosovo20052,403 2,4032,4034,806
Kyrgyzstan 1992-2004427,190 39,96819,984467,158
Latvia 1992-2004284,367 27,44613,723311,813
Lithuania 1992-2005316,996 9,9729,972326,968
Macedonia 1992-2002137,517 42,5008,500180,017
Martinique 1976-200555,6345,5542,5652,56563,753
Mexico 1996-200325,447 10,4583,48635,905
Moldova 1992-2004490,331 35,93017,965526,261
Mongolia 1984-2004306,97211,03517,8388,919335,845
Montenegro(2004)  2,2362,2362,236
Netherlands 1970-20051,346,145 32,98232,9821,379,127
New Caledonia 1997-19982,994 11,7281,46614,722
New Zealand 1964-2005332,95212,48717,53117,531362,970
Norway 1954-2005540,96926,37913,98913,989581,337
Panama 1972-20001592186611443
Panama Canal Zone 1970-19783981  399
Poland 1955-20046,383,292 3981996,383,690
Portugal 1984-20056,3838199069068,108
Puerto Rico 1992-200120,42981,7166,1451,299108,290
Qatar2000-2004668 3441721,012
Reunion 1976-2004123,060 8,3104,155131,370
Romania 1958-200419,980,4791,431,862382,000191,00021,794,341
Russia 1992-200533,656,441 1,611,0001,611,00035,267,441
Saint Helena 1985-199061 805141
Serbia and Montenegro1992-1998684,602 469,91258,7391,154,514
Seychelles 1986-20032,401 1,3204403,721
Singapore 1970-2004524,982 24,14012,070549,122
Slovakia 1993-2004343,378 40,20020,100383,578
Slovenia 1992-2004122,298 12,8066,403135,104
South Africa 1975-2005544,782 85,62185,621630,403
Spain 1941-20051,096,501720,26991,66491,6641,908,434
Suriname 1994262 3,1442623,406
Sweden 1939-20061,297,067 17,06834,9781,314,135
Switzerland 1966-2005212,167360,8158,2348,234581,216
Tajikistan 1992-2004359,730 41,00020,500400,730
Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands19702 44 46
Tunisia 1965-1996488,714 190,00019,000678,714
Turkey 1993351,300 4,566,900351,3004,918,200
Turkmenistan 1992-2004342,094 29,40014,700371,494
Turks and Caicos Islands1996-20031562028643444
U.S.S.R. 1922-1991282,429,48310,084,237  292,513,720
Ukraine 1992-20047,391,682 578,130289,0657,969,812
United Kingdom 1958-20056,578,149 207,004207,0046,785,153
United States 1923-200645,520,79944,2741,676,3501,287,00047,241,423
Uzbekistan 1992-20041,212,300 101,60050,8001,313,900
Venezuela 19683,085 117,2303,085120,315
Vietnam 1976-200118,046,3661,335,7575,000,0001,000,00024,382,123
Yugoslavia 1955-19915,387,2442,472,425  7,859,669
Zambia 19831,200  1,2001,200
subtotals  804,240,49267,291,17657,446,44414,421,247928,978,112

Note: estimated underreporting includes estimates for missing years in reported year range and estimates for underreporting for some nations.

TOTAL, 1920 - 2006: 804,000,000 reported abortions, estimated 929,000,000 total abortions

Estimated current global monthly average: 1,202,000 abortions


Updated from section VIII of "Global Abortion Summary,"
© 2000-2005, 2007 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 20 February 2007.
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