News Article16/02/2007

Highest ever abortion figures

Marie Stopes International has recorded its busiest ever month for abortion services in its 32 year history. The agency provided abortion services to nearly 6,000 clients at its nine UK centres in January 2007 – an increase of 13% on January 2006.

“It’s too soon to say whether the figures we have recorded will be reflected across the country in official national statistics to be published later this year,” said Liz Davies, Director of Marie Stopes International’s UK Operations.

“It does seem, however, that we may be seeing the consequences of the festive season, when partying excess and alcohol consumption combine to increase libido and lower inhibition, with the inevitable consequences of unprotected sex resulting in unplanned pregnancies.”

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