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Abortion: Young People

Health written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many girls in England and Wales, aged (a) 12, (b) 13, (c) 14 and (d) 15 years of age had (i) one, (ii) two, (iii) three and (iv) four or more abortions in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

The available information is shown in the following table.

Number of repeat abortions by age under 16, England and Wales
12 13 14 15
2004
1 (1) (1) 21 90
2 (1) (1) (1) (1)
3 (1) (1) (1) (1)
4 or more (1) (1) (1) (1)
2005
1 (1) (1) 27 86
2 (1) (1) (1) (1)
3 (1) (1) (1) (1)
4 or more (1) (1) (1) (1)
2006
1 (1) (1) 17 110
2 (1) (1) (1) (1)
3 (1) (1) (1) (1)
4 or more (1) (1) (1) (1)
(1) Suppressed value less than 10 (between 0 to nine).

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