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Press release 201 / 2015-06-03: Number of abortions down 5.5% in the first quarter of 2015

WIESBADEN – In the first quarter of 2015, the number of abortions fell by 5.5% on the same quarter a year earlier. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that roughly 26,400 abortions were reported in Germany in the first quarter of 2015.

Nearly three quarters (73%) of the women who had an abortion in the first quarter of 2015 were between 18 to 34 years old, 16% between 35 and 39 years. Roughly 8% of the women were 40 years or older.

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