Percentage of Pregnancies Aborted by Country
(countries listed by name)

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 11 September 2021

Percent of known pregnancies ending in legal abortions (excluding those ending in miscarriage), most recent data

countryyear%notes
Albania20203.02
Andorra201818.59#
Anguilla200511.17
Armenia201822.55
Australia202017.84E
Austria20052.23I
Azerbaijan201920.90
Bahrain201510.15
Barbados20162.11
Belarus201819.86
Belgium201913.28
Belize199628.05
Bermuda201930.83
Bosnia and Herzegovina201811.39
Brazil20170.06
Bulgaria201926.22
Burundi20131.25
Canada201918.23E
Chile20170.05
ROC Taiwan201613.22
PR China201839.01
Cocos Islands197829.00
Colombia20190.21
Comoros20110.16
Costa Rica20149.04
Croatia20196.96
Cuba201842.23
Czech Republic201913.66
Denmark201818.77
Dominican Republic20187.97
Ecuador20140.32E
Estonia202020.73
Ethiopia20149.00E
Faeroe Islands20203.97
Finland201916.03
France201923.35
French Guiana201926.29
Georgia201930.90
FR Germany202011.45
Gibraltar20161.17#
Greece201418.61
Greenland201853.20
Guadeloupe201941.48
Guam20190.00
Guernsey201817.23
Guyana20154.71
Hong Kong201913.53
Hungary201921.69
Iceland201819.88
India20162.94E I
Ireland202010.52
Isle of Man20197.43#
Israel20198.81
Italy201814.79
Japan201915.31
Jersey201816.78
Kazakhstan201916.10
ROK South Korea201712.21
Kosovo20064.61
Kyrgyzstan20175.94
Latvia202014.02
Lithuania201910.45
Luxembourg20197.18
Malta20191.32#
Martinique201936.03
Mayotte201913.40
Mexico20180.79I
Micronesia20150.04#
Moldova201925.38
Mongolia201916.01
Montenegro20186.55
Nagorno-Karabakh201421.90
Nepal201913.72I
Netherlands201915.96
New Caledonia201823.70
New Zealand202018.65
North Macedonia201815.56
Northern Mariana Islands20130.30#
Norway202017.30
Palau20160.47#
Panama20000.02
Paraguay20184.25
Poland20190.38#
Portugal201914.92
Puerto Rico20127.39
Qatar20120.55#
Reunion201925.41
Romania201919.21
Russia201929.56
Saint Helena19907.14
Serbia201913.26
Seychelles201921.17
Singapore201913.38
Slovakia201910.48
Slovenia201914.49
South Africa201911.34
Spain201921.65
Suriname19943.02
Sweden201923.99
Switzerland202011.26
Tajikistan20185.70
Transnistria201439.85
Trinidad and Tobago20040.03
Tunisia20156.71
Turkey20163.20
Turkmenistan20196.25
Turks and Caicos Islands20059.14
Ukraine201919.46
United Arab Emirates20180.11#
United Kingdom201923.85
United States202019.37E
Uruguay201718.59
Uzbekistan20194.74
Venezuela19680.80
Vietnam201515.72

Notes: Data generally included in-country occurences regardless of residency of those obtaining abortions. (#) indicates values which include abortions by country residents obtained abroad. (E) indicates results based on estimates developed for the Abortion Worldwide Report. (I) indicates values known to be substantially incomplete. See respective country pages for sources.

List of nations by year of most recent data:


update of section VII, "Global Abortion Summary," version 3, March 2000
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Last modified 11 September 2021.
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