LONDON (AFP) - The number of girls under the age of 14 having an abortion jumped by over 20 percent in 2007, new figures from the Department of Health show, leading to calls for more government-backed sexual health counselling and contraception services.
The total number of abortions rose in all age groups in England and Wales according to the statistics released Thursday, but most striking was the rise in terminations among teenagers as a higher proportion of pregnancies are aborted.
The Department of Health said the number of abortions among under-14s had gone from 135 in 2006 to 163 in 2007, an increase of 21 percent.
There was also a 10 percent rise among the under-16s to 4,376 abortions. - Yahoo! News
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