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Abortion: Young People

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many girls (a) under the age of 15 and (b) aged 15 to 18 years had abortions in each year between 1999 and 2005. (123935)

The available information is set out in the following table.

Abortions under age 19, England and Wales residents, 1999-2005

Under 15 years

15 to 18 years

2005

1,083

28,142

2004

1,034

28,186

2003

1,171

27,887

2002

1,075

26,631

2001

1,066

26,738

2000

1,048

26,537

1999

1,066

26,101