Mexico City: legal abortion patient share 2007-2019, by age

Between April 2007 and September 2019, almost 47 percent of the women who were assisted by Mexico City's Information System of Legal Interruption of Pregnancy regarding legal abortions were between 18 and 24 years old. During that time period, the majority of these legal abortion patients were single women.

Distribution of legal abortion patients in Mexico City from April 2007 to September 2019, by age group

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

April 2007 to September 2019

Special properties

Preliminary data

Supplementary notes

In April 2007, Mexico City became the first 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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