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Abortions

Volume 129: debated on Wednesday 9 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many abortions were carried out in the Strathclyde region for each of the last five years, broken down by (a) age of women and (b) period of gestation.

The information is given in the table.

Abortions in Strathclyde region 1982–86
Age19821983198419851986
0–1678881008899
16–19797759925903922
20–248238921,0041,0361,078
25–29493504579568660
30–34370352384359409

Age

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

35–39303277283274262
40–4414011110497101
45+1319101110
Total3,0173,0023,3893,3363,541

Period of gestation—weeks

0–101,2811,3381,5041,5411,559
10–131,3671,2881,4621,4311,601
14–17280272344312318
18–194767533339
20–244136241723
25+11221
Total3,0173,0023,3893,3363,541