Percentage of Pregnancies Aborted by Country

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Percentage of Pregnancies Aborted by Country
(countries listed by percentage)
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 21 February 2007

Percent of known pregnancies ending in legal abortions, most recent
data (in order of decreasing percentage)

country year % notes

Russia 2005 52.5

Greenland 2004 50.2

Bosnia and Herzegovina 1988 48.9

Estonia 2004 47.4

Romania 2004 46.9

Belarus 2004 44.6

Hungary 2004 42.0

Guadeloupe 2005 41.4

Ukraine 2004 40.4

Bulgaria 2004 40.3

Latvia 2004 40.3

Vietnam 2001 37.1

Cuba 2004 34.6

Kazakhstan 2004 32.2

Martinique 2005 32.0

Moldova 2004 31.9

Serbia and Montenegro 1998 31.4

Georgia 2005 30.0

Cocos Islands 1978 28.6

Belize 1996 28.0

Slovakia 2004 27.2

PR China 2001 26.9

Slovenia 2004 26.3

Sweden 2005 25.3

New Caledonia 1998 25.2

ROK South Korea 1996 25.0

Lithuania 2005 24.6

Singapore 2004 24.5

Hong Kong 2004 24.2

United States 2003 23.9

Macedonia 2001 23.9

Canada 2003 23.6 *

French Guiana 2005 23.3

New Zealand 2005 23.3

Reunion 2003 22.9

Seychelles 2003 22.7

Montenegro 2004 22.2

Australia 2004 22.1

Guyana 2003 22.0

Armenia 2004 21.8

United Kingdom 2004 21.8

France 2004 21.5

Japan 2004 21.4

Czech Republic 2005 20.6

Norway 2005 19.7

Albania 2004 19.6

Denmark 2005 19.0

Italy 2003 18.1

Iceland 2004 17.4

Mongolia 2004 16.7

Finland 2004 16.1

Spain 2004 15.8

Kyrgyzstan 2004 15.4

FR Germany 2002 15.3

Isle of Man 2005 15.2 *

Dominican Republic 1998 14.8

Anguilla 2003 14.7

Channel Islands 2004 13.8 *

Azerbaijan 2004 13.1

Netherlands 2004 13.0

Switzerland 2004 13.0

Belgium 2003 12.9 *

Turks and Caicos Islands 2004 12.5

Israel 2004 12.3

Turkmenistan 2003 11.6

Croatia 2004 11.5

Bahrain 2002 11.5 *

Greece 1996 11.1

Barbados 1995 10.3

Tajikistan 2003 10.1

Bermuda 1984 9.9

Tunisia 1996 9.6

Uzbekistan 2003 9.4

South Africa 2005 9.2

Ireland 2004 9.2

Saint Helena 1990 7.1

Kosovo 2005 6.4

Faeroe Islands 2004 5.8

Gibraltar 1997 3.6 *

Austria 2000 3.0

Suriname 1994 3.0

Puerto Rico 2001 2.2

Malta 2004 1.7 *

Qatar 2004 1.3

Portugal 2005 0.8

Venezuela 1968 0.8

Mexico 2003 0.2

Poland 2004 0.06

Panama 2000 0.02

Chile 1991 0.02

Notes: Data is for residents only. (*) indicates values which include
abortions abroad. See respective country pages for sources.

update of section VII, "Global Abortion Summary," version 3, March 2000

© 2000-2005, 2007 by Wm. Robert Johnston.

Last modified 21 February 2007.

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