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More abortions in 2022

Gynecology examination room. The number of abortions has increased. photo

© Sina Schuldt/dpa

Was the corona pandemic a reason? Last year there were almost 10 percent more abortions in Germany than in 2021.

The number of reported abortions in Germany in 2022 increased by 9.9 percent compared to the previous year. A total of around 104,000 cases were counted. In 2021, 94,600 was the lowest level since statistics began, as the Federal Statistical Office announced on Monday.

However, the number of reported abortions in 2022 was also above the level of the years 2014 to 2020, when the number was always between around 99,000 and 101,000. The number was last higher than in 2022 in 2012 with 106,800 cases. A clear reason for the strong increase in 2022 cannot be identified from the data, it said.


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