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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 2062 asked in the Legislative Council on 2 April 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Health
Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

How many facilities perform medical abortions in Western Australia?

Answered on 14 May 2019

I am advised:

18 hospitals (includes public and private hospitals and private hospitals that also provide public services) performed medical abortions in the 2018 calendar year and 2019 to date. Notifications of abortions were also received from General Practitioners for this period.

Medical abortions are those defined by the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) as legal and therapeutic terminations of pregnancy. Medical abortions by definition do not include spontaneous abortions, known as miscarriages.