Posted May 16, 2018 09:00:00 A list of the top 100 abortion providers in Canada, based on data from the Abortion Care Information Network (ACIN), a nonprofit that tracks health care providers and practices.
In 2018, only five providers received the top spot: abortion clinics and ambulatory surgical centers.
The rest, which include health care facilities that provide abortions for women and medical services, were all ranked lower than average.
Health care providers that provide abortion services were listed at number 10, followed by the health care system, including hospital, physician, and other health care systems.
A health care provider is a person who provides services for patients or family members.
Some health care workers may also be referred to as family members, which includes health care assistants, social workers, nurses, midwives, and nurses.
All five of the largest providers of abortions in Canada were ranked in the top 20 for abortion services.
The four smaller providers were also among the top 10 providers.
A few clinics that provide some services were also ranked in last place, but they were only ranked in sixth place.
The top ten providers were: abortion clinic, health care facility, clinic, medical, abortion source The Canadian Press title The top 100 clinics in Canada article Posted Feb. 28, 2019 07:00.00 Abortion Care Info Network, a non-profit, compiled data from ACIN on the number of abortions performed, the number and types of procedures performed, and the cost of those procedures.
The network includes more than 5,000 providers in more than 80 countries.
According to the ACIN data, there were 2,848,871 abortions performed in Canada in 2017, a number that had fallen to 2,715,636 in 2018.
The number of women who received abortions decreased to 1,851,735 in 2018 from 2,977,849 in 2017.
In terms of the number who had an abortion, there was a decrease of 17,711 in the number for women who had two or more abortions, a decrease that was nearly 20 per cent in the first half of 2018.
Overall, there are about 6,000 abortion providers and 4,000 medical facilities in Canada.
The largest provider of abortions was Planned Parenthood of Western Canada, with 1,084,742 abortions in 2017 and 618,541 in 2018, according to the data.
The second-largest provider of medical abortions was Health Care Services Canada, which has 2,862,723 medical procedures performed in 2017 (down 6 per cent from 2018), and 1,069,065 in 2018 (up 6 per half-million).
The third-largest abortion provider was Marie Stopes Canada, whose 1,078,945 procedures were performed in 2018 at a rate of 4.2 per cent.
Health Care Canada said in a statement that it was “surprised and disappointed” by the numbers reported by ACIN.
“The figures that are being reported are very misleading, given that Health Care Systems Canada, the federal agency that provides medical services to the health sector, has already reported a decline in the total number of medically performed abortions in the last decade and that in recent years the numbers of medically prescribed abortions have been rising,” the statement said.
“Given that Health Canada has reported a slight decrease in the medical abortions performed by Health Care Providers, the decrease in total medically prescribed abortion numbers is not reflective of the true level of abortion services.”
The number and type of procedures that were performed has increased over the past decade.
The vast majority of abortions were for the first-trimester of pregnancy.
In 2017, there had been an average of 12.2 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 in Canada who had abortions in that period.
The abortion rate for women aged 25-44 increased from 1.7 abortions per 100,000 in 2013 to 2.3 abortions per 10,000 females aged 25 and over in 2017 to 2 abortions per 12,000 female aged 25 in 2018 and 2.4 abortions per 14,000 male aged 25.
In total, abortions were performed for 5,077,868 women aged 35 and older in 2017; the number was 6.1 per 1.000 in 2018; and 6.3 per 1 million in 2020.
The numbers of procedures and the percentage of women in the overall population who received an abortion increased during the same period, but it was lower than in previous years.
“We have always said that we have made significant progress in providing more abortions and we are committed to delivering the best care for all women and families, whether they have an abortion or not,” said Cecile Richards, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada.
“These figures are yet another reminder that our work is not done, and that abortion is a complex, complicated procedure that requires a comprehensive and holistic approach