Names[ change change source ] People speak of spontaneous abortion or miscarriage when the embryo or fetus is lost due to natural causes before the 20th week of pregnancy. A pregnancy that ends this way, but that is between 20 and 37 weeks old is known as " premature birth " if the baby is born alive. If the fetus dies in the womb after 20 weeks, or while it is born, this is known as " stillbirth ".
About this data Notes People can belong to more than one ethnic group. For this reason, the number of abortions by ethnicity sum to more than the total number of abortions. Ethnicity is based on the New Zealand standard classification Foetal loss excluding stillbirths, usually during the first 20 weeks of gestation.
Induced abortions are those initiated voluntarily with the intention of terminating a pregnancy. All other abortions are called spontaneous, even if an external cause is involved such as injury or high fever.
All abortion statistics and derived abortion rates released by Stats NZ are based on the number of legally induced abortions. No information is available on spontaneous or illegal abortion.
The proportion of women who have an abortion in a given year. Abortion rates from onwards are based on the mean estimated resident population. Beforeabortion rates are based on the mean estimated de facto population. The proportion of pregnancies terminated by an induced abortions.
From ,Stats NZ's standard for abortion ratios is the number of induced abortions per 1, known pregnancies live births, stillbirths and induced abortions combined.
The average number of abortions that a woman would have during her life if she experienced the age-specific abortion rates of a given period usually a year.
It excludes the effect of mortality. For more information http: From health domicile codes are based on the health domicile classification this is based on the area unit classification - boundaries are only used from because MOH did not release their version until July These releases provide statistics on the number of abortions performed in New Zealand.
In the year ended December 13, induced abortions were performed in New Zealand, more ( percent) than in (12,). Jan 01, · On 1 April the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act came into effect in New Zealand after almost a decade of intense lobbying and protests about the lack of a safe legal abortion services.
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Please try again later. On the whole, women in New Zealand have good access to safe and affordable means to terminate unwanted pregnancies. Although seemingly ideal, the current situation is a fragile one.
Under current legislation, abortion is criminalised and legal access to it relies on gaining the approval of two. Published in “The Post-Abortion Review” Jan.-March New Zealand Study on Mental Health Problems May Force Doctors to Refuse Abortions.