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Press release 322 / 2015-09-03: Number of abortions down 0.1% in the second quarter of 2015

WIESBADEN – In the second quarter of 2015, the number of abortions fell by 0.1% on the same quarter a year earlier. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that roughly 24,500 abortions were reported in Germany in the second quarter of 2015. 

Nearly three quarters (72%) of the women who had an abortion in the second quarter of 2015 were aged between 18 and 34, 17% between 35 and 39 years. Roughly 8% of the women were 40 years or older.

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