Collection

Abortion statistics, England and Wales

Data sets and publications relating to abortion statistics for England and Wales.

Contents

  1. Documents

In England and Wales, within the terms of the Abortion Act 1967, only a registered practitioner can terminate a pregnancy. Practitioners carrying out an abortion must complete an abortion notification form (HSA4) and submit it the Chief Medical Officer.

The Department of Health (DH) has a responsibility to monitor the Abortion Act and produce abortion statistics. It has processes in place to check the abortion notification forms and to publish the subsequent data.

Using abortion statistics

With approval from the Chief Medical Officer, the abortions statistics are used for research. DH publishes:

Abortion statistics before 2011

Abortion statistics on this site start at 2011. Statistics for previous years are available on the National Archives website.

Contact the abortion statistics team

Email:abortion.statistics@dh.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: 020 7972 5537

Documents

  1. Report on abortion statistics in England and Wales for 2014

    • 9 June 2015
    • Statistics - national statistics
  2. Abortion statistics, England and Wales: 2014

    • 9 June 2015
    • Statistical data set
  3. Abortion statistics: protocols on disclosing personal data

    • 9 June 2015
    • Guidance
  4. Reporting of abortions with fetal abnormalities 2013

    • 9 June 2015
    • Research and analysis
  5. Abortion notification forms for England and Wales

    • 8 October 2014
    • Form
  6. Report on abortion statistics in England and Wales for 2013

    • 12 June 2014
    • Statistics - national statistics
  7. Abortion statistics, England and Wales: 2013

    • 12 June 2014
    • Statistical data set
  8. Report on abortion statistics in England and Wales for 2012

    • 11 July 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics
  9. Abortion statistics, England and Wales: 2012

    • 11 July 2013
    • Statistical data set
  10. Report on abortion statistics in England and Wales for 2011

    • 29 May 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  11. Abortion statistics, England and Wales: 2011

    • 29 May 2012
    • Statistical data set