Top Facts & Statistics
39abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-49 occurred annually in low-income countries where abortion is restricted, 2015-2019
11abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-49 occurred annually in high-income countries where abortion is broadly legal, 2015-2019
25Mestimated number of unsafe abortions worldwide in 2010-2014
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Generally speaking, abortion rates are similar in countries where abortion is broadly legal and in those where it is restricted - underscoring that women seek abortion when experiencing unintended pregnancy, regardless of its legal status.
Senior Research Scientist