Distribution of abortions in Canada in 2018, by number of previous abortions

This statistic depicts the distribution of abortions performed in hospitals in Canada in 2018, by number of previous abortions among those who had an abortion. According to the data, 48.3 percent of woman who had induced abortions had no previous abortions.

Percentage of abortions reported in Canada by hospitals in 2018, by number of previous abortions

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Release date

January 2020



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Supplementary notes

Induced abortion is defined as the medical termination of pregnancy. Equivalent terms include artificial abortion, therapeutic abortion, voluntary termination of pregnancy, elective termination of pregnancy and active termination of pregnancy.

Table includes induced abortions performed in a hospital setting in Canada (numbers are provided by the province/territory in which the abortion was performed), excluding Quebec. Information on the number of previous deliveries is not available from clinic data or from Quebec data.

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