Number of decriminalized abortions in Brazil from 2009 to 2017

Brazil: number of legal abortions 2009-2017 This statistic shows the number of legal abortions performed in Brazil from 2009 to 2017. Figures only include abortions that were authorized according to the following decriminalized causes: if the pregnancy is a result of rape, if performing an abortion is the only way to save the woman's life, or if the fetus suffers from anencephaly. In 2017, the number of legal abortions in Brazil amounted to 1,636, down from 1,680 legal abortions registered in 2016.
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Number of abortions
20091,831
20101,693
20111,489
20121,655
20131,489
20141,647
20151,667
20161,680
20171,636
Number of abortions
20091,831
20101,693
20111,489
20121,655
20131,489
20141,647
20151,667
20161,680
20171,636
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This statistic shows the number of legal abortions performed in Brazil from 2009 to 2017. Figures only include abortions that were authorized according to the following decriminalized causes: if the pregnancy is a result of rape, if performing an abortion is the only way to save the woman's life, or if the fetus suffers from anencephaly. In 2017, the number of legal abortions in Brazil amounted to 1,636, down from 1,680 legal abortions registered in 2016.
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Release date
July 2018
Region
Brazil
Survey time period
2009 to 2017
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In Brazil, abortion is decriminalized in three cases: if the pregnancy is a result of rape, if performing an abortion is the only way to save the woman's life, or if the fetus suffers from anencephaly.

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