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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 271446, tabled on 1 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's Abortion Statistics for England and Wales in 2018, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policy of the increase in the number of repeat abortions.

Answered on

4 July 2019

Repeat unintended pregnancy and abortion is a complex issue associated with increased age and longer exposure to pregnancy risks. Before discharge from abortion services future contraception should be discussed with all women and contraceptive supplies offered. We are also looking at ways to increase access to contraception, which will be set out in Public Health England’s reproductive health action plan to be published this year.

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