Abortions: Five teenagers among women who had at least their 6th termination in UK last yearRuth Mabhiza
Data for England, Wales and Scotland also shows more than 140 women had at least their eighth termination in 2018.
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.
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: