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What is the age breakdown of women getting abortions?

According to the Guttmacher Institute, the age breakdown of women having abortions is as follows (numbers rounded):

Less than 15 years: < 0.7%
Age 15-17: 3%
Age 18-19: 8%
Age 20-24: 34%
Age 25-29: 27%
Age 30+:  27%

This means that less than half of all abortions are performed on women 24 years old or younger.


Guttmacher Institute. “Induced Abortion in the United States.” September 2019. https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/induced-abortion-united-states.

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