Women seeking abortions in UK outside formal healthcare system due to 'insurmountable' barriers, finds research
Nearly one in five women cite controlling circumstances, including partner violence and partner or family control, as reason for not accessing formal abortion services
Sep 20, 2017
Women in the UK are seeking abortion services outside the formal healthcare system due to access barriers, privacy concerns and controlling circumstances, research has found.
New findings indicate that despite it being legally available in Britain, some women find it challenging or at times “impossible” to access abortion care through current service models.