Jersey abortion statistics 2014
Produced by the
Public Health (Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance)
Health Intelligence Unit
and published on
19 Jun 2015
Prepared internally, no external cost
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This report presents statistics on terminations of pregnancy conducted in 2014 under the Termination of Pregnancy (Jersey) Law 1997.
This latest report shows that the number of abortions in 2014 was some 10% lower than in the previous year, 2013, and the lowest number of abortions recorded in Jersey since the introduction of the law in 1997. More than half (56%) of abortions conducted were to women aged between 20 and 29. Most terminations (63%) were a woman's first abortion, whilst four-fifths (83%) of abortions were conducted before the 10th week of pregnancy.
Abortion statistics include information on demographics, methods used and grounds for termination presented using counts, percentages and crude rates.
Data presented in this report are based on notifications of terminations that occurred in calendar year 2014, which were received by the Medical Officer of Health and processed by the Public Health Department.