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Tennessee Abortion Statistics

State abortion statistics from the leading public and private sources.

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Collective state abortion statistics are gathered privately by the Guttmacher Institute and federally by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Because of reporting lag, their most recent data is generally 2-3 years old. In most cases, state-level abortion facts are more current than the numbers reported by Guttmacher or the CDC. Guttmacher’s abortion statistics are estimates built on surveys of all known and suspected abortion providers. For 2014, 58% of queried providers responded to their information request. Abortion totals were estimated for the 42% of abortion providers who did not respond.

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STATE-LEVEL DATA

Total Abortions (2016): 11,235

The Tennessee Department of Health reports that 11,235 abortions took place in Tennessee during 2016. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Tennessee residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2015): 11,411

The Tennessee Department of Health reports that 11,411 abortions took place in Tennessee during 2015. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Tennessee residents in other states.

SOURCE: Tennessee Department of Health


CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2014): 12,373

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 12,373 abortions took place in Tennessee during 2014. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Tennessee residents in other states. The table below compares Tennessee abortion totals by year.

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
12,373 14,216 15,859 16,115 16,373 17,474 18,253 18,171 17,883 16,178
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
12,373 14,216 15,859 16,115 16,373
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
17,474 18,253 18,171 17,883 16,178

Abortion Percentage (2014): 13.2%

In 2014, 13.2% of pregnancies in Tennessee ended in abortion. This number does not take into account miscarriages. It was arrived at by dividing the state abortion ratio by the sum of the abortion ratio plus 1,000. The abortion ratio is the number of abortions that occurred per 1,000 lives births. The table below compares Tennessee abortion percentages by year.

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Tennessee 13.2% 15.1% 17% 17% 17% 18% 18% 17% 18% 17%
United States* 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Tennessee 13.2% 15.1% 17% 17% 17%
United States* 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18% 19%
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Tennessee 18% 18% 17% 18% 17%
United States* 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2014): 22.8%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 22.8% of the abortions that took place in Tennessee were performed on out-of-state residents.

*U.S. averages are limited to reporting districts.

SOURCE: Abortion Surveillance --- United States, 2014


GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2014): 13,880

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 13,880 abortions took place in Tennessee during 2014. In 2011, an estimated 16,720 abortions occured—compared with an estimated 19,550 in 2008 and 18,140 in 2005.

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2014): 15%

In 2014, an estimated 15% of pregnancies in Tennessee ended in abortion. This number does not take into account miscarriages. It was arrived at by dividing Guttmacher's abortion estimate by the sum total of live births (81,602)—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.

Estimated Abortion Rate* (2014): 10.7

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2014 abortion rate for Tennessee was 10.7. In 2011, the abortion rate in Tennessee was 13.1. It was 15.5 in 2008, 14.4 in 2005, and 15.2 in 2000. The 2014 abortion rate across the entire United States was 14.6.

*The abortion rate is the number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years.

Percentage of All U.S. Abortions (2014): 1.5%

In 2014, approximately 1.5% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Tennessee.

Facilities That Perform Abortions (2014): 11

In 2014, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 11 abortion providers in Tennessee. There were 14 providers in 2011, 13 providers in 2008, 13 providers in 2005, and 16 providers in 2000.

State Abortion Restrictions (2016):

  • A woman must receive state-directed counseling about abortion and then wait 48 hours before the abortion takes place.
  • Health plans offered in the state’s health exchange cannot cover abortion.
  • The use of telemedicine for the performance of medication abortion is prohibited.
  • The parent of a minor must consent before an abortion can take place.
  • Public funding is available for abortion only in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.

SOURCE: https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/state-facts-about-abortion-tennessee

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