Where do Canadians obtain abortions?


Over half of all reported abortions in 2010 were performed in clinics—clinics accounted for 37,065 abortions out of 64,641 abortions performed in Canada; hospitals account for the remaining 27,576 abortions. These numbers do not include any abortions performed in Quebec or abortions performed on women who reside outside Ontario but who have received an abortion in an Ontario clinic. The clinic data for British   Columbia is incomplete, and the voluntary nature of data distribution from clinics in general points to an inaccurately low figure. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), however, reports that the figures from hospitals (minus Quebec) “can be considered complete”.

A total of 55 abortion clinics operate in the country, with the majority located in Quebec. There is one clinic operating in Newfoundland, one in New Brunswick, two in Manitoba, and two in Alberta. British Columbia has five and Ontario has eight. Quebec, with thirty-six, has the greatest number of clinics operating. There are no clinics in the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Yukon.
There are 82 hospitals that perform abortions in Canada, with the majority located in Quebec, British Columbia, and Ontario. Nunavut and Yukon each have one hospital that performs abortions; Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Northwest   Territories each have two. Saskatchewan has three, Nova Scotia has four, Quebec has seventeen and British Columbia has eighteen. Ontario, with twenty-eight, has the greatest number of hospitals that perform abortions. There are no hospitals that perform abortions in Prince Edward Island.

Here is a table detailing the number of Clinics and Hospitals that perform abortions in Canada by province/territory:

Province/Territory
Clinics
Hospitals
Alberta
22
British Columbia
518
Manitoba
22
New Brunswick
12
Newfoundland and Labrador
12
Northwest Territories
02
Nova Scotia
04
Nunavut
01
Ontario
828
Prince Edward Island
00
Quebec
3617
Saskatchewan
03
Yukon
01
Total (Canada)
5582

Note: the source lists Nova Scotia as having one clinic, although there are presently no clinics performing abortions in Nova Scotia. Source:Access at a Glance, Abortion Services in Canada, Canadians for Choice, http://www.canadiansforchoice.ca/Access%20at%20a%20Glance%20-%20Abortion%20Services%20in%20Can ada.pdf

 

 Sources:

Access at a Glance, Abortion Services in Canada, Canadians for Choice, http://www.canadiansforchoice.ca/Access%20at%20a%20Glance%20-%20Abortion%20Services%20in%20 Canada.pdf

CIHI,“Induced Abortions Performed in Canada in 2010”, Canadian Institute for Health Information, http://www.cihi.ca/CIHI-ext-portal/pdf/internet/TA_10_ALLDATATABLES20120417_EN

 

 

Where do Canadians obtain abortions?
Statistics from 2004

Abortions are performed in hospitals and private clinics across Canada. Slightly less than half of all abortions are performed in clinics—clinics accounted for 47,005 abortions out of 100,763 abortions performed in Canada in 2004. These numbers do not include any abortions performed in the Manitoba abortion clinic as it did not release data to Statistics Canada. A total of 21 abortion clinics operate in the country, with the majority located in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. There is one clinic operating in Newfoundland, one in New Brunswick and one in Manitoba. Alberta has two, British Columbia and Quebec have four. Ontario has the greatest number of clinics operating, with five in Toronto and a total of eight throughout the province. There are no clinics in the provinces of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan, the Territories and Nunavut.

There are 116 hospitals that perform abortions in Canada, out of a total of 713. Sixteen percent of Canadian hospitals perform abortions. Hospital abortions account for more than half of all abortions, with 53,758 hospital abortions in 2004.

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