Peru: share of women who had an abortion by region 2018

According to a survey conducted in October 2018, the percentage of women who had undergone an abortion at least once in their life was higher in the eastern region of Peru, also known as Orient. When asked if they had ever had an abortion, more than one quarter of the women surveyed in eastern Peru (26 percent) answered affirmatively. The share of women who admitted having had an abortion in Peru was also higher among older age groups.

Distribution of women who had an abortion in Peru as of October 2018, by region

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Release date

February 2019

Region

Peru

Survey time period

October 15 to 29, 2018

Number of respondents

2,400 female respondents

Age group

18-49 years

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

The original question posed in the survey was: "¿Te has realizado alguna vez un aborto?"
This statistic only shows affirmative answers.


Abortion in Peru is mostly illegal, except from cases in which the life or health of the woman is at risk.

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