This publication provides national statistics on abortions recorded in England and Wales in 2021.
Figures show the highest number of abortions for women residing in England and Wales since the Abortion Act was introduced. Whilst the abortion rate for women under 18 continues to decrease, the rate has significantly increased for women aged 30-34.
Insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the numbers of abortions, and method of abortion, is also detailed.
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