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Abortion

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women aged (a) 18, (b) 17, (c) 16, (d) 15, (e) 14, (f) 13 and (g) 12 years who had had an abortion in (i) 2006 and (ii) 2007 had had (A) one, (B) two, (C) three, (D) four and (E) five or more previous abortions. (252976)

The information requested is shown in the following table:

Number of repeat abortions by age under 18, residents, England and Wales

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

2006

1

17

110

870

1,486

2

54

154

3

4 or more

2007

1

95

374

890

1,650

2

57

131

3

4 or more

1 Due to previously released data, figures for 16 year olds in 2006 have been suppressed. Revealing the figure for 16 year olds will result in inadvertently disclosing small numbers for the younger ages.

Note:

“—”= suppressed value less than 10 (between 0-9) or where a presented figure would reveal a suppressed value. This is in line with the Office for National Statistics’ guidance on the release of abortion statistics (2005)