Women in their 30s are behind first surge in abortion rates in six years, as generation faces growing pressure over their careers
- More than a third of abortions last year were carried out for women over 30
- Teenage abortion has plunged alongside the rapid drop in teen pregnancies
- The increase in abortion levels among older women points to growing pressure on a generation of women over careers
By Steve Doughty for the Daily Mail
Published: 7 June 2018
The number of abortions in England and Wales is rising for the first time in six years, pushed up by a surge in terminations for older women.
More than a third last year were carried out for women over 30, and there were nearly three times as many abortions among over-30s as there were for teenagers.
Teenage abortion numbers have plunged alongside the rapid drop in teen pregnancies over the past decade.