Abortion has long been a topical issue in New Zealand. The objective of this paper is to outline the national abortion trends in New Zealand since 1980, showing how different aspects of the trends have changed over time.
The most recent report on abortion by Statistics New Zealand was an article in Key Statistics in September 2001. However, there are regular releases of abortion statistics through the Demographic Trends publication, and an annual abortion statistics release. This report will pull together the available information and analyse recent trends in the data.
Published January 2010
ISBN 978-0-478-35357-0 (online)