Induced abortions

Statistics on the topic

The statistic on induced abortions is published twice a year: the preliminary data for the previous year are published in the spring and the final data in the autumn.

Statistics on induced abortions describe for example

  • age distribution of patients
  • grounds for induced abortions
  • regional differences
  • date of the procedure
  • patients’ previous abortions and deliveries
  • methods of induced abortion
  • method of contraception at the time of becoming pregnant
  • planned method of contraception following induced abortion.

THL is responsible for compiling and publishing the statistics on induced abortions in the Nordic countries. The statistics are published every two years, in even-numbered years.

Sotkanet Statistics and Indicator Bank

On other websites

Health for all Database (WHO)
International statistics on induced abortions

Nordic Medico-Statistical Committee (NOMESKO)
Nordic statistics on induced abortions