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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 3681, tabled on 17 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) recording and (b) publishing data on the number of miscarriages in England and (c) including a focus on miscarriage in the forthcoming Women’s Health Strategy.

Answered on

24 May 2022

The Lancet Series, published in April 2021, made recommendations to the Government, which included recording every miscarriage in England. We are considering the Lancet Series’ recommendation in the development of the Women’s Health Strategy, which will be published later in 2022. There are no official statistics reported for miscarriages, due to a significant number of miscarriages not being reported to a healthcare provider, particularly those which take place at an early gestation.

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