More than half of all abortions are performed on women in their 20s
Since 1973, the share of all abortions performed on teenage girls has decreased by nearly half. The shares for women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s and older have increased, particularly for older women.
Share of Abortions by woman’s age
Sources: Guttmacher Institute, 2010, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011.