National Statistics

Abortion statistics for England and Wales: 2017

Statistics and commentary on abortions carried out in 2017.

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This report sets out and comments on abortion statistics in England and Wales for 2017.

The statistics are obtained from the abortion notification forms returned to the chief medical officers of England and Wales.

Clinic statistics have been published for the first time.

Published 7 June 2018
Last updated 11 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. The documents ‘Abortion statistics for England and Wales: 2017’, ‘Abortion statistics for England and Wales: guide to 2017 statistics’, ‘Abortion statistics: data tables’ and ‘Abortion statistics: clinic data tables’ have been updated as planned to include around 3,000 records that were missing from the original publication in June. All figures and tables in these documents have been updated. For full details see paragraphs 10 and 11 in the guide to 2017 abortion statistics.
  2. The document 'Abortion statistics 2017: Freedom of Information and other data releases' has been updated to include one new data release relating to Ground E abortion statistics. A link to a parliamentary question (PQ190849) has been added to the index.
  3. The document 'Abortion statistics 2017: Freedom of Information and other data releases' has been updated to include 2 new freedom of information requests – FOI 1150087 and FOI 1150420.
  4. The document 'Abortion statistics 2017: Freedom of Information and other data releases' has been updated to include a new freedom of information request – FOI 1141291.
  5. Document: 'Abortion statistics 2017: Freedom of Information and other data releases' has been added.
  6. First published.