Record number of abortions in Iceland
Last year, 2016, a record number of abortions took place in Iceland with a total of 1.021 abortions. This is the first time that the number of abortions in one year surpasses a thousand.
In 2016, 13 abortions were made to every 1000 women of a fertile age. In comparison, that figure is 13.3 in other Nordic countries in 2015.