Abortion Rates By Country 2020

Tracking the rates of abortion around the world is difficult because many nations do not record or report abortion rates. This is especially true in nations where abortion is illegal and no types of records are kept.

In these nations where abortion is illegal, you would think that abortion rates would be very low, but in fact, the very opposite may be true. Studies show that abortion rates may actually be much higher in nations where abortion is illegal. There are also higher risks and complications, including death of the mother, as a result of these illegal abortions.

However, abortion is legal in 58 of 193 member states of the United Nations. Just seven of the UN’s member states – Malta, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Chile, Nicaragua, and South Sudan – have made abortion illegal.

One of the most accurate ways to find abortion rates is through the World Abortion Policies reports created by the United Nations. These reports measure the number of abortions performed on women between the ages of 15 to 44. This rate measures the number of abortions per every 1,000 women in the country.

One of the nation’s with the highest rates of abortion is Russia. According to UN reports, Russia’s abortion rate is 37.4. In other words, for every 1,000 women between 15 to 44, 37.4 had an abortion.

Another nation with a high abortion rate is Cuba. According to data from the United Nations, Cuba had an abortion rate of 28.9.

Kazakhstan also has a high rate of abortion based on the UN’s reports. The abortion rate of this nation is 27.4. Georgia also has a high rate at 26.5.

Romania’s abortion rate is 21.3. Sweden is the last country with an abortion rate exceeding 20 based on UN data. This nation has an abortion rate of 20.8 based on the World Abortion Policies reports.

The abortion rates of other nations include:

Abortion Rates By Country 2020

* Abortion rates are per 1,000 women
Country Abortion Rate Population 2020
Russia53.7145,934,462
Vietnam35.297,338,579
Kazakhstan3518,776,707
Estonia33.31,326,535
Belarus31.79,449,323
Romania27.819,237,691
Ukraine27.543,733,762
Latvia27.31,886,198
Cuba24.811,326,616
China24.21,439,323,776
Hungary23.49,660,351
Mongolia21.73,278,290
Seychelles21.698,347
Bulgaria21.36,948,445
United States20.8331,002,651
Sweden20.210,099,265
New Zealand19.74,822,233
Australia19.725,499,884
Georgia19.13,989,167
United Kingdom1767,886,011
France16.965,273,511
Dominican Republic1610,847,910
Kyrgyzstan15.86,524,195
Slovenia15.22,078,938
Norway15.25,421,241
Canada15.237,742,154
Denmark14.35,792,202
Iceland14.1341,243
Armenia13.92,963,243
Lithuania13.92,722,289
Israel13.98,655,535
Tajikistan12.69,537,645
Singapore12.65,850,342
Japan12.3126,476,461
Czech Republic12.210,708,981
Slovakia11.75,459,642
Finland11.15,540,720
Bahrain111,701,575
Italy10.660,461,826
Netherlands10.417,134,872
Albania9.62,877,797
Azerbaijan910,139,177
Tunisia8.611,818,619
Spain8.346,754,778
Uzbekistan7.833,469,203
Germany7.883,783,942
Belgium7.511,589,623
Switzerland7.38,654,622
Croatia5.74,105,267
Greece510,423,054
South Africa4.559,308,690
India3.11,380,004,385
Austria1.39,006,398
Qatar1.22,881,053
Portugal0.210,196,709
Mexico0.1128,932,753
Brazil0212,559,417
Poland037,846,611
Panama04,314,767