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NORTHERN IRELAND TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY STATISTICS 2019/20

The Department of Health (DoH) published statistics relating to medical abortions and terminations of pregnancy during 2019/20.

The statistical bulletin presents information on the number of medical abortions and terminations of pregnancy during 2019/20.

The information release is published on the Department of Health’s website.

Key points

  • There were 22 terminations of pregnancy in HSC hospitals in Northern Ireland during 2019/20.  This was 14 more than the previous year (Table 1).  It should be noted that due to small numbers, relatively large fluctuations may be expected from year to year.
  • All of the 22 terminations of pregnancy during 2019/20 were carried out on women normally resident in Northern Ireland (Table 3).
  • During 2019/20 there were 15 terminations of pregnancy carried out on women aged 30 years and over, five terminations of pregnancy carried out on a women aged 25 to 29, and two on women aged 24 and under (Table 4).

ENDS

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