National Statistics

Abortion statistics for England and Wales: 2018

Statistics and commentary on abortions carried out in 2018.

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This report sets out and comments on abortion statistics in England and Wales for 2018.

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

Published 13 June 2019
Last updated 5 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Freedom of information and other data releases' to include 3 new requests: previous live births and stillbirths, by age, England and Wales, 2018; terminations for Micrognathia or Pierre Robin sequence; legal abortions: method and procedure by gestation groups, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

  2. Updated 'Freedom of information and other data releases' to include 2 new requests: Croydon residents by clinic and FOI-1199620.

  3. Updated 'Freedom of information and other data releases' to include 2 new requests: FOI-1194181 and FOI-1196178.

  4. 'Freedom of information and other data releases' has been updated to include 4 new requests: Dr Philip Savage, Peter Douglas Table 1, Peter Douglas Table 2 and FOI-1192474.

  5. Updated 'Freedom of information and other data releases' to include 1 new request: FOI-1187034.

  6. A new file attachment has been added: 'Abortion statistics 2018: clinic data tables'.

  7. Updated 'Abortion statistics 2018: freedom of information and other data releases' to include 4 new requests: Tower Hamlets, BPAS, FOI-1178946 and FOI-1182080.

  8. Added new document: 'Abortion statistics 2018: freedom of information and other data releases'

  9. First published.