National Statistics

Report on abortion statistics in England and Wales for 2012

Statistics and commentary on abortions carried out in England and Wales in 2012.


Abortion Statistics, England and Wales: 2012

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Abortion statistics complete tables


This report sets out and comments on abortion statistics in England and Wales for 2012.

A summary of the key findings in available on page 5 of the report.

The statistics are obtained from the abortion notification forms returned to the Chief Medical Officers of England and Wales.

Read the department’s response to the consultation on the changes to the annual abortion statistics publication.