Medical Abortion has a 5% failure rate

Marie Stopes Australia (MSA) says that more than 5% of the medical abortions it provides, fail to complete. Meaning that 1-in-20 women will have fragments of the baby and/or placenta remaining in their womb after taking both sets of the tablets, mifepristone and misoprostol. These women will need to seek further treatment to prevent ongoing... Continue Reading →

What do new abortion figures from Scotland reveal?

On 25 May 2021, Public Health Scotland (PHS) released its official abortion statistics for the year ending December 2020. You may have already read that in 2020 there were a total of 13,815 abortions, the highest annual total since 2008, and that 36% of these were repeat abortions, which continues an increasing trend year-on-year. In this short... Continue Reading →

Each month, 10,700 women self-manage their medical abortions at home, 350 of these will experience failed, incomplete abortions. At least 17 women will need hospital treatment for complications, every month, based on historic data of 1.6 complications per 1,000 abortions.

DHSC data shows an average 7,600 telemedicine abortions at home per month. A further 3,100 women self-administer misoprostol at home after taking mifepristone at an abortion clinic. Each month, 10,700 women self-manage their pregnancy expulsions at home.

2,800 failed abortions at-home.

Based on official data, it's likely that there have been 2,800 failed, incomplete abortions self-administered by women at home since the start of April; 350 incomplete every month. Official government data issued by the Department of Health and Social Care show that during April-June there was a monthly average of 17,800 abortions across England and... Continue Reading →

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