606 terminations of pregnancy relating to individuals residing in Cork last year

606 terminations of pregnancy relating to individuals residing in Cork last year

A new report shows there were 606 terminations of pregnancy notified to the Health Minister last year relating to individuals residing in Cork. Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins

A new report shows there were 606 terminations of pregnancy notified to the Health Minister last year relating to individuals residing in Cork.

The Department of Health has today published the Annual Report on the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018.

This report is the first annual report to be published since the grounds on which termination of pregnancy is lawfully permitted were expanded in Ireland, following the result of the 2018 referendum on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution.

It covers the period from January 1st 2019 to December 31st 2019. 

The report shows that a total of 6,666 terminations of pregnancy were notified in Ireland in 2019.

These were notified for individuals living across the country, with 2,493 terminations of pregnancy notified from individuals residing in Dublin last year. 

The vast majority of terminations, 6,542, were carried out in early pregnancy. 

One hundred related to a “condition likely to lead to death of foetus”, 21 related to a “risk to life or health” and three related to a “risk to life or health in an emergency.”

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