According to pregnancy experts, the availability of pill treatment for home abortion during the Covid-19 pandemic is believed to be behind the increasing number of procedures throughout England and Wales.
A total of 3,787 abortions were reported in Hampshire in 2020, Ministry of Health figures show.
This was a 3% increase from the 3,686 recorded in 2019.
It was also the highest number reported in a year since the equivalent local figures began in 2012.
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Meanwhile, 950 abortions were reported Portsmouth 2020 – 5% reduction from 998 recordings in 2019.
The UK Pregnancy Advice Service states that abortion at home was “transformative” for women, with some previously illegally treated due to transportation problems, job uncertainty and abusive relationships. I added that I was there.
Claire Murphy, Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “The increase in numbers may reflect the fact that as a result of the legalization of early abortion at home, women no longer have to seek help outside of regulated health care providers.”
She added: “We didn’t need a pandemic to know that the ability to access early abortion at home could make a difference for women, especially those in the most difficult situations.”
However, the pro-life group Right To Life said he was concerned about home-breaking, called “DIY,” and claimed that it was not always safe and vulnerable to abuse.
Abortions of 209,917 by residents were recorded in 2020 throughout England and Wales. This is a 2% increase from 2019, which was 207,384, the highest number since the figures were first released.
The proportion of abortions that were medical rather than surgical increased from 73% in 2019 to 85% in 2020.
According to the DHSC, this increase is the result of a temporary change in government policy that allows women to take two pills, allowing early abortion at home.
In Hampshire, the abortion rate for women aged 20 to 24 and older showed the largest increase, rising from 29 per 1,000 women in 2019 to 31 last year.
In Portsmouth, abortion is the most common among people between the ages of 25 and 29, with 27 per 1,000 women in 2020.
The DHSC said it plans to make a decision on an abortion proposal later this year after three months of talks that ended in February.
A spokeswoman added: “Secure and continuous access to key services has been and continues to be our priority.”
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