Abortion

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th February 2019.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the reasons for the increase in the rate of abortions among women aged 30 to 34 in the last 10 years.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The abortion rate for women aged 30-34 has increased steadily from 15.1 per 1,000 women in 2007 to 18.5 in 2017. This is a complex area and overall increases in conception rates for women aged 30-34 need to be taken into account in any assessment. We continue to monitor this trend.

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