National Statistics: Abortion statistics for England and Wales: 2019

Department Of Health

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This report sets out and comments on abortion statistics in England and Wales for 2019.

The statistics are obtained from the abortion notification forms returned to the chief medical officers of England and Wales.

Published 11 June 2020
Last updated 1 January 2021 +show all updates

  1. Updated ‘Freedom of information and other data releases’ to include 2 new requests: 1) Legal abortions: by parity (number of previous pregnancies resulting in live or still birth), residents of England and Wales, 2019; 2) Legal abortions: by age group and parity (number of previous pregnancies resulting in live or still birth), residents of England, 2019.

  2. Updated ‘Abortion statistics 2019: freedom of information and other data releases’ to include one new request: Legal abortions: complications by gestation, 2019.

  3. Updated ‘Abortion statistics 2019: freedom of information and other data releases’ to include 2 new requests: 1) FOI-1254314: abortion service providers: numbers by local authority and region, 2019; 2) FOI-1258478: in the year 2019, what are the top 5 reasons cited, under Ground C abortions where mental and not physical health is cited?

  4. Updated ‘Abortion statistics 2019: freedom of information and other data releases’ to include one new request: Legal abortions: rates by age and local authority, Suffolk, residents, 2019.

  5. Updated ‘Abortion statistics 2019: data tables’ to include data from Public Health Scotland.

  6. Updated ‘Abortion statistics 2019: freedom of information and other data releases’ to include 1 new request:1) a) Legal abortions: under 25 years old, previous live or still birth by local authority, England, 2019, b) Legal abortions: NHS funded, under 10 weeks gestation, by local authority, England, 2019.

  7. Updated ‘Freedom of information and other data releases’ to include 4 new requests: 1. Legal abortions: rates by region and IMD, residents of Wales, 2019 and Abortion rate per 1,000 women, by age and IMD decile, Wales, 2019. 2. 4 tables: a) BPAS Table 11a: Legal abortions: purchaser, gestation weeks and Sexual Health Indicator by Clinical Commis




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