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Elective abortions performed in Catalonia. By place of residence

Elective abortions performed in Catalonia. By place of residence Catalonia Value
Total Residents in Catalonia Residents outside of Catalonia (1) the rest of Spain Abroad
2022 21,885 20,766 1,119 181 938
2021 19,559 18,712 847 152 695
2020 19,800 18,943 857 127 730
2019 21,936 20,727 1,209 168 1,041
2018 21,015 19,678 1,337 197 1,140
2017 19,686 18,620 1,066 215 851
2016 19,661 18,513 1,148 199 949
2015 19,521 18,442 1,079 211 868
2014 19,130 18,147 983 167 816
2013 22,083 20,901 1,182 173 1,009
2012 21,956 20,731 1,225 210 1,015
2011 22,614 21,404 1,210 232 978
2010 24,305 22,848 1,457 449 1,008
2009 26,046 24,360 1,686 592 1,094
2008 26,932 25,260 1,672 619 1,053
2007 23,799 21,773 2,026 696 1,330
2006 21,976 20,030 1,946 695 1,251
2005 18,434 16,798 1,636 591 1,045
2004 17,278 15,836 1,442 518 924
2003 16,605 15,285 1,320 508 812
2002 16,710 15,372 1,338 606 732
2001 15,207 13,800 1,407 609 798
2000 14,136 13,066 1,070 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
1999 12,707 11,665 1,042 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
1998 11,501 10,449 1,052 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
1997 10,913 9,928 985 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
1996 11,592 10,476 1,116 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
Source: Ministry of Health. The Register of Voluntary Pregnancy Terminations.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: November 2, 2023.

EIVE

These statistics have a specific section with all the information available: Statistics on Induced Terminations of Pregnancy (EIVE).

Methodological note

The information on legally performed abortions in Catalonia comes from the data collected by the Register of Elective Abortions, created by the Ministry of Health in 1987. This register systematically complies all operations performed in the centres certified for this health procedure that fall under the circumstances set out in the current legal regulations.

This information is processed on a quarter-over-quarter basis by the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, which produces the statistics on legal abortions corresponding to Spain as a whole. Concurrently, this ministry provides the Ministry of Health with the data on abortions by women residents of Catalonia carried out in the other autonomous communities of Spain, thus completing the information regarding all women residents of Catalonia.