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More and more abortions completed at home in Sweden: in stats

New statistics compiled by Sweden's National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen). Photo: Lars Pehrson/SvD/TT

Published: 22.May.2018 08:44 hrs

More abortions are being carried out during the early stages of pregnancy in Sweden, new figures show. It is also becoming more common to have the procedure at home rather than hospital.

Almost 37,000 abortions were registered in Sweden in 2017, according to new statistics by Sweden's National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen).

Of these, 84 percent were carried out before week nine and 55 percent before week seven. The corresponding figures in 1994 were 45 percent and four percent, respectively.

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