To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what reports his Department has received from NHS trusts on women attending a hospital for haemorrhaging after an early medical abortion in each of the last five years.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
12 January 2021
The attached table shows the number of reported haemorrhage complications after early medical abortions for residents of England and Wales. The information is based on abortion notification forms (HSA4) submitted by clinics and hospitals to the Chief Medical Officer at the Department. Data for 2020 are provisional and are subject to change.
Complications are reported up to the time of discharge from the place of termination, therefore complications that occur after discharge may not be recorded.