The Top 5 Countries with the Lowest Total Number of Abortions

  Country Number of Abortions
1 Zambia 1,200 (1983)
2 Ireland 4,900 (1996)
3 Finland 10,400 (1996)
4 Slovenia 10,400 (1996)
5 Croatia/ Scotland 12,300 (1996)
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 Facts
  1. Worldwide, of the approximately 210 million pregnancies occurring every year, an estimated 38% are unplanned, and 22% end in abortion. (a.)
  2. In developed countries, of the 28 million pregnancies occurring every year, an estimated 49% are unplanned, and 36% end in abortion. (a.)
  3. In developing countries, of the 182 million pregnancies occurring every year, an estimated 36% are unplanned, and 20% end in abortion. (a.)
  4. In East Asia, 39% of the 40 million pregnancies occurring each year are unplanned, and 30% end in abortion. (a.)
  5. In the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, 45% of the 10 million pregnancies occurring each year are unplanned, and 23% end in abortion. (a.)
Top 5 facts sources:
  1. The Alan Guttmacher Institute. (1999). "Sharing Responsibility Women, Society and Abortion Worldwide". Retrieved Jan, 2011.
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Sources:  Alan Guttmacher Institute report: Sharing Responsibility Women, Society and Abortion Worldwide.

List Notes: Data is legal induced abortion by country and completeness of statistics. List includes countries where statistics are incomplete or of unknown completeness (Zambia, Ireland, and Croatia).
Countries with the Lowest Total Number of Abortions

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