This report presents statistics on terminations of pregnancy conducted in 2015 under the Termination of Pregnancy (Jersey) Law 1997.
This latest report shows that the number of abortions in 2015 was some 14% higher than in the previous year, 2014, however 2014 had itself been the lowest number recorded since 2000.
More than half (54%) of abortions conducted were to women aged between 20 and 29.
Most terminations (74%) were a woman’s first abortion, whilst four-fifths (85%) 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 2015, which were received by the Medical Officer of Health and processed by the Public Health Department.