Summary of Registered Abortions Worldwide, through October 2005

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 4 November 2005

countryyear range of reported datatotal reported abortionsestimated total for underreporting, illegal, and abroadestimated additional abortions to end of 2004most recent annual abortion figureestimated total abortions through October 2005
Albania 1975-1999 489,000 55,000 113,000 23,000 676,000
Armenia 1992-2002 238,000 19,000 9,400 265,000
Australia 1970-2005 1,725,000 311,000 0 73,000 2,097,000
Austria 1960-2000 592,000 9,500 2,400 603,000
Azerbaijan 1992-2002 280,000 33,000 17,000 327,000
Barbados 1992-1995 1,100 1,100 4,000 450 6,600
Belarus 1992-2002 1,695,000 304,000 101,000 2,084,000
Belgium 1992-2001 147,000 44,000 15,000 204,000
Belize 1985-1996 8,600 7,200 21,000 2,600 39,000
Bermuda 1983-1984 180 1,800 92 2,100
Botswana 1980-1984 66 19 340 17 440
Bulgaria 1953-2002 5,420,000 102,000 51,000 5,587,000
Canada 1969-2002 2,526,000 210,000 105,000 2,824,000
Channel Islands 1987-2004 4,700 320 0 21 5,100
Chile 1986-1991 280 870 67 1,200
ROC Taiwan 1996-1999 422,000 61,000 211,000 42,000 730,000
PR China 1971-2001266,772,000 8,170,00019,020,000 6,340,000299,246,000
Cocos Islands 1978 2 52 2 55
Croatia 1992-2002 154,000 12,000 6,200 171,000
Cuba 1968-2000 3,442,000 2,617,000 305,000 76,000 6,428,000
Czech Republic 1993-2002 449,000 62,000 31,000 537,000
Czechoslovakia 1953-1992 3,645,000 0 0 3,645,000
Denmark 1939-2003 770,000 16,000 16,000 799,000
Dominican Republic1995-1998 93,000 186,000 31,000 306,000
East Germany 1948-1989 1,728,000 514,000 0 0 2,242,000
Estonia 1992-2004 217,000 0 10,000 225,000
Faeroe Islands 1966-1975 260 750 26 1,000
Finland 1951-2003 578,000 11,000 11,000 598,000
France 1970-2002 5,467,000 256,000 411,000 206,000 6,306,000
French Guiana 1984 390 7,800 390 8,500
Georgia 1992-2002 325,000 28,000 14,000 364,000
FR Germany 1950-2003 2,814,000 184,000 128,000 128,000 3,233,000
Greece 1971-1996 97,000 160 100,000 13,000 208,000
Greenland 1967-2002 22,000 200 1,600 820 24,000
Guadeloupe 1977-1998 9,900 37,000 29,000 4,800 80,000
Hong Kong 1973-2001 341,000 104,000 61,000 20,000 523,000
Hungary 1949-2002 5,435,000 112,000 56,000 5,594,000
Iceland 1960-2002 21,000 1,900 930 24,000
India 1972-2001 14,076,000 2,169,000 723,000 16,848,000
Ireland 1968-2004 0 134,000 0 6,200 139,000
Isle of Man 1991-2004 2,200 0 150 2,300
Israel 1979-2003 434,000 31,000 20,000 20,000 502,000
Italy 1978-2003 4,376,000 133,000 133,000 4,620,000
Japan 1949-2003 36,212,00039,766,000 320,000 320,000 76,564,000
Kazakhstan 1992-2002 2,163,000 249,000 125,000 2,516,000
South Korea 1961-1996 4,391,000 9,631,000 1,840,000 230,000 16,053,000
Kyrgyzstan 1992-2001 344,000 70,000 23,000 434,000
Latvia 1992-2004 284,000 0 14,000 296,000
Lithuania 1992-2002 285,000 25,000 12,000 320,000
Macedonia 1992-2000 129,000 46,000 11,000 184,000
Martinique 1981-1999 15,000 25,000 14,000 2,900 57,000
Mexico 1994-2000 44,000 16,000 13,000 3,300 76,000
Moldova 1992-2002 454,000 31,000 16,000 498,000
Mongolia 1984-1997 244,000 90,000 13,000 345,000
Netherlands 1970-2002 660,000 59,000 29,000 743,000
New Caledonia 1997-1998 3,000 8,800 1,500 13,000
New Zealand 1965-2003 298,000 12,000 19,000 19,000 345,000
Norway 1954-2004 527,000 26,000 0 14,000 565,000
Panama 1972-2000 160 220 44 11 430
Panama Canal Zone 1970-1978 400 1 0 0 400
Poland 1955-2003 4,622,000 170 170 4,622,000
Portugal 1984-2002 3,600 3,100 780 560 7,900
Puerto Rico 1992 19,000 230,000 19,000 266,000
Reunion 1979-1988 37,000 4,300 69,000 4,300 114,000
Romania 1958-2003 19,728,000 1,489,000 227,000 227,000 21,633,000
Russia 1992-2004 32,083,000 0 1,600,000 33,417,000
Saint Helena 1985-1990 61 70 5 140
Seychelles 1986-1990 160 230 2,000 150 2,600
Singapore 1970-2002 487,000 13,000 25,000 13,000 537,000
Slovakia 1993-2002 253,000 35,000 17,000 302,000
Slovenia 1992-2002 109,000 15,000 7,300 130,000
South Africa 1997-2005 470,000 0 83,000 519,000
Spain 1941-2003 920,000 787,000 80,000 80,000 1,853,000
Suriname 1994 260 2,600 260 3,100
Sweden 1939-2003 1,209,000 34,000 34,000 1,272,000
Switzerland 1966-2002 195,000 40,000 24,000 12,000 268,000
Tajikistan 1990-2000 327,000 94,000 114,000 28,000 559,000
Tunisia 1966-1996 347,000 148,000 152,000 19,000 663,000
Turkey 1993 351,000 3,864,000 351,000 4,508,000
Turkmenistan 1995-2000 63,000 128,000 128,000 32,000 345,000
Turks and Caicos 1996 42 340 42 410
U.S.S.R. 1957-1991244,417,00064,781,000 0 0309,198,000
Ukraine 1992-2000 6,071,000 1,737,000 434,000 8,170,000
United Kingdom 1961-2004 6,380,000 0 0 208,000 6,553,000
United States 1923-2005 44,037,000 717,000 1,209,000 1,293,000 47,041,000
Uzbekistan 1994-2000 469,000 140,000 220,000 55,000 875,000
Venezuela 1968 3,100 111,000 3,100 117,000
Vietnam 1976-2002 17,720,000 4,694,000 2,000,000 1,000,000 25,248,000
Yugoslavia 1959-1998 5,496,000 3,647,000 352,000 59,000 9,545,000
Zambia 1976-1983 1,400 4,100 25,000 1,200 32,000
subtotals 756,695,000138,675,00037,333,00014,704,000944,935,000

* indicates abortions abroad only

Note: estimated underreporting includes estimates for missing years in reported year range, abortions abroad, and registered illegal abortions. Totals may not add due to rounding.

TOTAL, 1920 - 2005: 757,000,000 reported abortions, estimated 945,000,000 total abortions

Estimated current global monthly average: 1,225,000 abortions


Updated from section VIII of "Global Abortion Summary,"
© 2000-2004, 2005 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 4 November 2005.
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