Termination of Pregnancy in Scotland

Annual update of terminations of pregnancy in Scotland

For more information on terminations of pregnancy see the terminations section of the PHS Data and Intelligence website and the annual publication. For related topics, please see the sexual health pages.

The date of the next release can be found on our list of forthcoming publications.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Source Abortion (AAS) database
Author Maternity & Sexual Health team
Version 1.0
Last Updated May 30, 2023, 09:51 (BST)
Created March 17, 2020, 14:49 (GMT)
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB
Subject Sexual Health
Frequency Annual
Time frame of data and timeliness Terminations up to 2022
Coverage Terminations of pregnancy carried out in Scotland that are added to the ToPSS system
Completeness Some records may be incomplete at time of data extract so some missing data items are possible. Some terminations may not have been entered on the ToPSS system in time for the annual data extract.
Accuracy System validation places some control on the accuarcy of data.
Continuity of data Open data is available from 2000
Concepts and definitions Concepts and definitions are provided in the full report available on the ISD website.
Disclosure The ISD statistical disclosure protocol has been followed.
Revision statement A planned revision takes place each year once the data from England and Wales is published.
Official statistics designation National Statistics
Relevance and key uses of the statistics Making information publicly available for planning, epidemiology, provision of services, monitoring standards, and the statistics provide comparative information.
Format csv
Language English

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