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National Statistics: Abortion statistics for England and Wales: 2019

Department Of Health

October 31
09:30 2020

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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 31 October 2020 +show all updates
  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. Updated 'Abortion statistics 2019: data tables' to include data from Public Health Scotland.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 Commissioning Group (England) and Locality Office (Wales) of residence, 2019; b) BPAS Table 11b: Legal abortions: method of abortion and repeat abortions, all ages, under 25, and 25 and over by Clinical Commissioning Group (England) and Locality Office (Wales) of residence, 2019; c) BPAS Table 11c: Legal abortions: purchaser, gestation weeks and Sexual Health Indicator by Local Authority, England, 2019; d) BPAS Table 11d: Legal abortions: method of abortion and repeat abortions, all ages, aged under 25, and aged 25 and over by Local Authority, England, residents, 2019. 3. Legal abortions: percentages, under 25 years of age, 1 or more previous live or stillbirths, by Local Authority, England, residents, 2019. 4. Legal abortions: women with a recorded residential postcode the same as that of a prison, by (i) statutory grounds, (ii) gestation weeks, (iii) procedure, (iv) parity, (v) previous miscarriages, (vi) previous abortions, residents of England and Wales, 2017 to 2019.

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