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Elective abortions performed in Catalonia. By age groups and marital status

Elective abortions performed in Catalonia. By age groups and marital status Catalonia. 2022
Single Married Widow/Div./Sep. Total
Under 15 years 55 1 0 56
From 15 to 19 years 2,213 23 3 2,247
From 20 to 24 years 4,788 223 31 5,060
From 25 to 29 years 3,866 711 130 4,749
From 30 to 34 years 2,702 1,325 248 4,358
From 35 to 39 years 1,610 1,503 340 3,569
From 40 to 44 years 603 806 227 1,684
From 45 years and over 50 85 23 162
Total 15,887 4,677 1,002 21,885
Percentage (%) 72.60 21.40 4.60 100.00
Source: Ministry of Health. The Register of Voluntary Pregnancy Terminations.
Note: From 2010, the sum of age groups by marital status may not correspond with the total, because it does not include women whose marital status is not documented.

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.