The District of Columbia has the highest abortion rate nationwide in 2017. Source: MMWR Surveill Summ 2019;68(No. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began abortion surveillance reports in 1969 to document the number and characteristics of women obtaining legal induced abortions. The rate of abortion for women aged 15 to 44 years, on the other hand, was lowest among the non-Hispanic Caucasian women (6.6 abortions per 1,000) and highest among non-Hispanic women of African origin (25.1 abortions per 1,000 women). … Compared with 2015, the total number and rate of reported abortions fell by 2%, and the abortion ratio decreased by 1%. On a global scale, around 25% of the pregnancies are voluntarily terminated. Following the statistics for the self-reported motivation for abortion from the Guttmacher Institute, the reason behind 1% of abortions was rape, and for 1-2% of cases, it was incest. indicate that this is a subject not taken lightly by anyone, and we can see it clearly in the vigorous protests of the pro-choice and pro-life movements in the US. So, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, El Salvador, Egypt, Iraq, Myanmar, the Philippines, and 18 other countries around the globe don’t allow abortion for any reason, as shown on the map published by the Center for Reproductive Rights. 2011 – Download file:  excel icon[CSV – 10 KB] Reporting to the CDC is not mandatory,[1] and some states choose not to report abortions to the CDC. Indeed, the abortion statistics indicate that this is a subject not taken lightly by anyone, and we can see it clearly in the vigorous protests of the pro-choice and pro-life movements in the US. CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health prepares surveillance reports as data become available. 2009 – Download file: excel icon[CSV – 10 KB]. The most recent available data on abortion rates in the US show that 19.1 abortions are done per 1,000 women aged 20 to 24 years, making this age subgroup the one with the highest abortion rates in America. are the cause of up to 13.2% of the maternal deaths each year. Almost six-in-ten US adults, (57% of men, and 60% of women) believe that abortion should be made legal in most cases, but they rarely take an absolutistic position on this question. In Poland, the laws are similar, but it’s also allowed with the consent of the expecting mother’s parents, if she is above the age of 18. When did CDC abortion surveillance start? 2015 – Download file: excel icon[CSV – 11KB] that happens in developing countries in the vast majority of cases. “No woman resorts to abortion light-heartedly,” – said the French health minister Simone Veil who fought and gave French women the right of abortion. The question of abortion and its legal status remains actual around the globe, costing the life of tens of thousands of women who are performing it illegally.