226 Women Gave Co. Tipp As Their Place Of Residence For Terminations Of Pregnancy

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The Annual Report on the Health Act 2018 governing the Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy has been released by the Government. The Report covers the period from 1 January 2022 until 31 December 2022.

226 women gave county Tipperary as their place of residence for terminations of pregnancy under the legislation.  In total 8,156 terminations were carried out for a range of reasons under the Act in 2022 – of these 453 gave no place of residence.

The reasons are summarised in four broad categories; Risk to life or health (22), Risk to life or health in an emergency (4), Condition likely to lead to the death of the foetus (88) and Early Pregnancy (8,042).

The data for 2022 indicate that the months with the highest number of terminations carried out were January (783 notifications), March (751) and December (752).

The counties with the highest number of terminations recorded was Dublin (3,005), Cork (734) and Limerick (377). The county cited in fewest notifications was Leitrim, with only 48 noting it as the county of residence of the pregnant woman.