It is estimated that in Australia more than 80,000 women a year will access health care services for a pregnancy termination. It is estimated that more than one in four Australian women will experience abortion in their lifetime.


How many abortions are there in Australia? A discussion of abortion statistics, their limitations, and options for improved statistical collection.

A Pratt, A Biggs, L Buckmaster, Parliament of Australia Parliamentary Library, Social Policy Section. 14 February 2001, p2.

Estimating Australia's abortion rates 1985-2003

A Chan, L Sage. Medical Journal of Australia 2005; 182 (9): 447-452

Pregnancy Outcome in South Australia 2012

W Scheil, K Jolly, J Scott, B Catcheside, L Sage, R Kennare. Pregnancy Outcome Unit, SA Health, Government of South Australia, Adelaide 2016 p57.