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Press release 082 / 2013-03-06: 1.9% fewer abortions in 2012

WIESBADEN – The number of abortions in 2012 was down 1.9% on the previous year. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that in 2012 about 106,800 abortions were reported in Germany.

Just under three quarters (74%) of the women who had an abortion in 2012 were between 18 and 34 years old, 15% between 35 and 39 years.

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