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Abortion: Young People

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

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. (203545)

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).