Number of abortions reported among women in the U.S. 2021, by method type

Number of reported abortions among women in the U.S. in 2021, by known method type

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Release date

November 2023


United States

Survey time period


Age group

15-44 years

Supplementary notes

* Surgical includes uterine aspiration (might also be called dilation and curettage, aspiration curettage, suction curettage, manual vacuum aspiration, menstrual extraction, sharp curettage) and dilation and evacuation procedures.
** Intrauterine instillations reported at ≤12 weeks’ gestation are not presented with abortions reported by known method type.

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