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Chemical abortions on increase in England and Wales

In 2014, chemical abortions or abortion pills (51%) exceeded surgical abortions in England and Wales, according to data from the English Department of Health. It represents a substantial increase in the use of the abortion pill, which in 2004 was used in only 20% of abortions. There were a total of 184,571 abortions in England and Wales in 2014, slightly lower than in the previous year (185,331). The highest incidence of abortions occurred among 22-year-old women (28 abortions/100,000 women). Ninety-two percent of abortions were performed in pregnancies under 13 weeks, and 80% in pregnancies under 10 weeks (BMJ 2015; 350: h3177).

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