Monday 30 August 2010

Myth-Busting Monday: Do women from minority ethnic communities have abortions?

Every Monday EFC busts myths and takes names, cutting through the misinformation, disinformation, and straight up nonsense to bring you the facts.

Women from all communities around the world and in the UK have abortions regardless of religion, ethnicity, age, belief or any other factor. Several years ago the Department of Health started to gather statistics on take up of abortion by ethnic group and found that all minority ethnic groups in the UK are using abortion services. In fact, women from these groups are having more abortions than women in the general population.  Reasons for this are unclear, but it may have to do with access and support around contraception.

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