Table 3.

Providers and services among responding Canadian abortion facilities, 2012: N = 74.

PROVIDERS AND SERVICESREGION
CANADAATLANTIC PROVINCESQUEBECONTARIOPRAIRIESBRITISH COLUMBIATERRITORIES
Procedures, n (%)
  • Total abortions provided in 201275 650 (100.0)3493 (100.0)24 106 (100.0)15 976 (100.0)16 639 (100.0)14 872 (100.0)564 (100.0)
  • 1st-trimester surgical abortion68 154 (90.1)3318 (95.0)22 319 (92.6)14 994 (93.9)15 389 (92.5)11 608 (78.1)526 (93.3)
  • 2nd-trimester surgical abortion4468 (5.9)164 (4.7)1541 (6.4)881 (5.5)936 (5.6)935 (6.3)11 (2.0)
  • 1st-trimester medical abortion2706 (3.6)0 (0.0)62 (0.3)101 (0.6)274 (1.6)2242 (15.1)27 (4.8)
  • 2nd-trimester medical abortion322 (0.4)11 (0.3)184 (0.8)0 (0.0)40 (0.2)87 (0.6)0 (0.0)
Volume of procedures in facility, n (%)
  • Low (< 500 per y)39 (52.7)1 (25.0)27 (67.5)0 (0.0)1 (16.7)7 (50.0)3 (100.0)
  • Medium (500–1999 per y)20 (27.0)3 (75.0)10 (25.0)3 (42.9)2 (33.3)2 (14.3)0 (0.0)
  • High (≥ 2000 per y)15 (20.3)0 (0.0)3 (7.5)4 (57.1)3 (50.0)5 (35.7)0 (0.0)
Providers*
  • No. of SAPs20661221821327
  • No. of MAPs7104005179
  • No. of SAPs asked to complete survey138686715186
  • No. of MAPs asked to complete survey5202404159
  • MAP—medical abortion provider, SAP—surgical abortion provider.

  • * In Canada, only physicians are licensed to provide abortion services. In some instances the same responding physician provided both medical and surgical abortion.

  • These numbers represent responses by facility administrators and do not include provider numbers for 4 additional facilities where providers returned surveys but administrators did not, or for 6 facilities where the administrator reported no medical abortion physicians, yet 11 medical abortion physicians from those facilities returned responses.

  • Surgical abortion providers in Quebec and British Columbia occasionally indicated provision at more than 1 reporting facility; thus, the overall totals for these regions might be overestimates.