Number of legal abortions in Mexico between April 2007 and April 2017, by state of origin

Mexico: number of legal abortions 2007-2017, by residence This statistic shows the number of legal abortions reported in Mexico between April 2007 and April 2017, sorted by residence of the person involved. Mexico City is the only jurisdiction in the country where abortion can be performed legally up to the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. In the indicated period, a total of 176,355 legal abortions were performed in the Latin American country, out of which 125,276 were women who resided in the capital city, whereas nearly 44,700 came from the state of Mexico.
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Number of abortions
Mexico City125,276
State of Mexico44,696
Puebla1,037
Hidalgo859
Morelos629
Jalisco447
Querétaro440
Michoacán392
Veracruz381
Guanajuato335
Oaxaca292
Tlaxcala253
Guerrero219
San Luis Potosí142
Aguascalientes107
Nuevo León91
Quintana Roo88
Zacatecas70
Baja California55
Chiapas51
Tabasco46
Chihuahua45
Tamaulipas44
Coahuila40
Nayarit38
Durango33
Sonora32
Yucatán28
Sinaloa28
Baja California Sur24
Colima22
Campeche12
Foreign person64
Not informed39
Number of abortions
Mexico City125,276
State of Mexico44,696
Puebla1,037
Hidalgo859
Morelos629
Jalisco447
Querétaro440
Michoacán392
Veracruz381
Guanajuato335
Oaxaca292
Tlaxcala253
Guerrero219
San Luis Potosí142
Aguascalientes107
Nuevo León91
Quintana Roo88
Zacatecas70
Baja California55
Chiapas51
Tabasco46
Chihuahua45
Tamaulipas44
Coahuila40
Nayarit38
Durango33
Sonora32
Yucatán28
Sinaloa28
Baja California Sur24
Colima22
Campeche12
Foreign person64
Not informed39
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This statistic shows the number of legal abortions reported in Mexico between April 2007 and April 2017, sorted by residence of the person involved. Mexico City is the only jurisdiction in the country where abortion can be performed legally up to the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. In the indicated period, a total of 176,355 legal abortions were performed in the Latin American country, out of which 125,276 were women who resided in the capital city, whereas nearly 44,700 came from the state of Mexico.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
Mexico
Survey time period
Between April 2007 and April 20th, 2017*
Special properties
Preliminary data
Supplementary notes
* In April 2007, Mexico City became the only jurisdiction in Mexico where abortion was decriminalized. However, this must be done within the first twelve weeks of pregnancy, otherwise it is considered a crime.

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