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Abortion Statistics: Year ended December 2015
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  17 June 2016
Key facts

In the year ended December 2015:

  • 13,155 abortions were performed in New Zealand, similar to 2014 (13,137).
  • The general abortion rate was 14.2 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years, down slightly from 14.4 per 1,000 in 2014.
  • Women aged 20–24 years had the highest abortion rate (23 abortions per 1,000 women aged 20–24 years).
  • Most abortions (63 percent) were a woman's first abortion.
  • 55 percent of abortions were performed before the 10th week of the pregnancy.
  • 18 percent of known pregnancies (live births, stillbirths, and abortions) ended in an abortion.

 

See the Abortions Statistics: Year ended December 2015 commentary and tables for more information.

Carol Slappendel, Acting Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0193
17 June 2016

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