Abortion Statistics, England < Wales: 2009 Main findings:
In 2009, for women resident in England and Wales:
the total number of abortions was 189,100, compared with 195,296 in 2008, a fall of 3.2the age-standardised abortion rate was 17.5 per 1,000 resident women aged 15-44, compared with 18.2 in 2008the abortion rate was highest at 33 per 1,000, for women aged 19, 20 < 21, each lower than in 2008the under-16 abortion rate was 4.0 and the under-18 rate was 17.6 per 1,000 women, both lower than in 200894% of abortions were funded by the NHS; of these, over half (60%) took place in the independent sector under NHS contract91% of abortions were carried out at under 13 weeks gestation; 75% were at under 10 weeksmedical abortions accounted for 40% of the total 2,085 abortions (1%) were under ground E, risk that the child would be born handicapped
in 2009, there were 6,643 abortions for non-residents carried out in hospitals and clinics in England and Wales (6,862 in 2008)To view this table, please follow the link below;
See this link for detailed figures and see below for detailed notes.