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Elective abortions performed in Catalonia. By place of residence

Elective abortions performed in Catalonia. By place of residence Catalonia. 2022
Value Variation (%)
Total 21,885 11.9
Residents in Catalonia 20,766 11.0
Residents outside of Catalonia 1,119 32.1
(1) the rest of Spain 181 19.1
Abroad 938 35.0
Source: Ministry of Health. The Register of Voluntary Pregnancy Terminations.

Last update: November 2, 2023.


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.