☷   ABORTION LEGISLATION

1967: abortion is allowed (Abortion Act dated 17 October)
1990: Human Fertilization and Embryology Act
2018: Approval of home as a class of place for treatment for the Termination of Pregnancy, permitting self administration of misoprostol at home (Wales, no specified gestational limit (20 June); England, up to 9 weeks and 6 days from LMP (27 December))

Abort-Report_England-Wales Medical abortion gestational limits

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Legal conditions

  • Two registered medical practitioners must certify that the required medical grounds have been met.

Specific conditions for minors

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☷   PRACTICAL CONDITIONS

Medical abortion conditions in England and Wales

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☷   ABORTION STATISTICS

Abort-Report_England-Wales Abortion rates
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☷   CHARACTERISTICS OF WOMEN HAVING INDUCED ABORTION

Abort-Report_England-Wales Abortion according to age

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☷   FERTILITY AND CONTRACEPTION DATA

Missing data for fertility rates

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☷   COUNTRY-SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS

Consent of 2 physicians required.

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The slides presented are freely accessible. They may be used, copied, displayed or distributed provided that their source is given

SOURCES

Department of Health & Social Care (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/768059/Approval_of_home_use_for_the_second_stage_of_early_medical_abortion.pdf)
Welsh government (https://gov.wales/docs/legislation/inforcenonsi/nationalhealth/2018direct56-en.pdf)
IPPF European Network – Updated January 2012 (http://www.ippfen.org/)
Department of Health (http://www.dh.gov.uk/)
National statistics, Department of Health (Abortion Statistics, England and Wales: 2017)

 

We thank Dr. Sharon CAMERON for her help in data collection.

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Page updated in December 2018