Top Facts & Statistics
11abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-49 occurred annually in high-income countries where abortion is broadly legal, 2015-2019
39abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-49 occurred annually in low-income countries where abortion is restricted, 2015-2019
$10.60the annual per-person cost in LMICs to meet the need for essential sexual and reproductive health services
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Over the past three decades, the proportion of unintended pregnancies ending in abortion has increased in countries where more legal restrictions are in place, and where it may be harder to access safe abortion services.
Senior Research Associate