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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 217569, tabled on 6 February 2019

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.

Answered on

11 February 2019

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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