Abortions: Five teenagers among women who had at least their 6th termination in UK last year

Abortions Five teenagers among women who had at least their 6th termination in UK last year - The Mandatory Training Group UK -
Abortions Five teenagers among women who had at least their 6th termination in UK last year - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Abortions: Five teenagers among women who had at least their 6th termination in UK last year

Abortions: Five teenagers among women who had at least their 6th termination in UK last year

Data for England, Wales and Scotland also shows more than 140 women had at least their eighth termination in 2018.

Abortions Five teenagers among women who had at least their 6th termination in UK last year - The Mandatory Training Group UK -Pro-choice campaigners said the women involved needed help and not to be stigmatised

Five teenagers were among hundreds of women who had at least their sixth abortion in Britain last year, Sky News has learnt.

Data for England, Wales and Scotland also shows more than 140 women had at least their eighth termination in 2018 – an increase of more than a quarter over the previous two years.

Anti-abortion campaigners said the figures were “extremely alarming” and suggested that recent law changes allowing early abortion pills to be taken at home had contributed to an increase in repeat terminations.

However, abortion provider Marie Stopes UK said women having multiple terminations should not be stigmatised and the reasons for them “are deeply personal and vary widely”.

Data released by the Department of Health for England and Wales and NHS Scotland under the Freedom of Information Act revealed:

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