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United Kingdom - England and Wales Abortion Statistics 2012


General Info
England, Wales
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1968 - 12/2012
Series or system 
United Kingdom - England and Wales Abortion Statistics

This report covers statistics on legal abortions in England and Wales (primarily for residents) in 2012. It presents numbers and rates based on location (by Clinical Commissioning Group or Locality Office), National Health Service funding status of facility, maternal age, gestation period, method of abortion, and grounds for abortion (including risk that child would be born disabled--this number may be underreported in the publication). Statistics are obtained via mandatory reporting by physicians.

This report is part of a series running from 2002; statistics from 1974-2001 were published by the Office for National Statistics. In addition to the dimensions above, statistics in the report are broken down by type of facility, local residence, residential status, marital status, previous pregnancies and abortions, ethnicity, complication rates, and congenital anomalies.