Press Abortions in the 1st quarter of 2022 up 4.8% year on year

Press release No. 248 of 15 June 2022

WIESBADEN – In the 1st quarter of 2022, roughly 25,800 abortions were reported in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of abortions increased by 4.8% in the 1st quarter of 2022 compared with the 1st quarter of 2021. Previously, the number of abortions had declined since the 2nd quarter of 2020. The total number of abortions in 2021 was down by 5.4% on the previous year; in 2020 it was 0.9% lower than in 2019. A clear assessment of whether and how this development is associated with the course of the Covid-19 pandemic cannot be made on the basis of the data available.

Basic data and long time series are available in tables Statistics of abortions (23311) in the GENESIS-Online database.

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