Health: Abortions

Legally induced abortions by age (Under 15-, 15–19-, 20–24-, 25–29 y. o.) of woman.

Legally induced abortion (or medical abortion) – divides into legal and therapeutic abortion.

Legal abortion – the legal termination of the pregnancy at the pregnant woman’s own wish.

Therapeutic abortion – the termination of pregnancy on medical indications.

Unit: number

Disaggregated by: year, age group, type of abortion

Source: Statistics Estonia

Year
Age group (abortion) Type of abortion 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Under 15 All abortions 14 20 19 15 12 12 10 6 13 10 13 20
Under 15 Legally induced abortions 12 20 18 12 11 11 9 6 13 10 13 16
15-19 All abortions 1523 1471 1415 1245 954 822 726 648 573 494 487 433
15-19 Legally induced abortions 1345 1298 1275 1082 864 717 642 566 510 442 431 372
20-24 All abortions 2825 2725 2540 2413 2209 2037 1954 1641 1543 1298 1164 1019
20-24 Legally induced abortions 2374 2304 2145 1993 1860 1730 1633 1373 1282 1055 983 851
25-29 All abortions 2502 2544 2445 2324 2216 2118 2013 1823 1737 1591 1621 1500
25-29 Legally induced abortions 1961 2038 1900 1793 1695 1627 1506 1423 1327 1184 1188 1071