Unintended pregnancy and abortion are experiences shared by people around the world. These reproductive health outcomes occur irrespective of country income level, region or the legal status of abortion.
Roughly 121 million unintended pregnancies occurred each year between 2015 and 2019.*
Of these unintended pregnancies, 61% ended in abortion. This translates to 73 million abortions per year.
Worldometer has flopped over to 2021. A captured image gives abortion numbers per WHO for 2020:
The 30 million spread simply tells us that these statistics are problematic. However the message — an ugly one — is clear. END