Pregnancy and Abortion on the Rise in 40-Year-Olds

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The number of women having abortions is on the rise among those in their 40s. Because of mixed messages surrounding fertility, many women stop using contraception in their late 30s and early 40s, believing they are unable to become pregnant. This has led to an increase in abortions among this age group in the past 10 years, with Bpas carrying out more abortions on women over age 35 than under 18. Women are still able to conceive later in life, with the number of women becoming pregnant past age 40 doubling since 1990.

Read CORE’s statement, via Josephine Quintavalle, on the issue in The Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10824709/Abortion-among-over-40s-on-rise-as-older-women-mistakenly-shun-contraception.html

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