Since 1995, abortion has been permitted in Germany In the first twelve weeks of pregnancy Provided that the woman had previously consulted. Up to 4 percent treatment is performed for medical reasons or in cases where a woman is a victim of a sexual crime.
How many abortions were performed in Germany in 2020?
According to data from the Federal Statistical Office, about 100,000 jobs were created in Germany in 2020. Abortion – 1 percent decrease compared to 2019.
Statisticians in Wiesbaden reported that the number of abortions has fallen “above average” in the past decade. Between 15 and 17 years old, their number decreased by 66%, between 18 and 19 years old by 67%, and among women in the 20-24 age group by 42%.
Fewer abortions. What are the reasons for this?
According to experts, this trend may be related to the fact that the total number of women in these age groups has decreased. However, only in part, because the demographic decline is much smaller than the decrease in the number of miscarriages. Other reasons include successful information campaigns, improved counseling, and fewer unwanted pregnancies.
Which German woman decides to have an abortion?
According to the Federal Center for Health Education (BzgA), seven out of ten women who get pregnant in 2020 are between the ages of 18 and 34. About 19 percent were between 35 and 39 years old. Around 9 percent. They were forty and over. Only 3 percent. The women who chose the procedure were under 18 years old.
Almost all abortions were performed in 2020 after consultation as part of a structured counseling regimen. Most procedures were performed on an outpatient basis – 81 percent. In gynecology clinics and 16 per cent. In hospitals.