About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

British Schoolgirl Had FOUR Abortions Before Her 16th Birthday

by Vishnuprasad on July 21, 2014 at 4:13 PM
Font : A-A+

British Schoolgirl Had FOUR Abortions Before Her 16th Birthday

Shocking new figures reveal that a British schoolgirl had four abortions before her 16th birthday.

The teenager, who underwent her fourth feticide in 2012, is among more than 200 under-16s to have had repeat abortion in the past three years.

Advertisement

Shockingly, a further five of these teenagers had three abortions before reaching the age of consent.

The shocking news comes amid concern that terminations are being used by teenagers as an alternative form of contraception.

According to the Department of Health figures, a total of 84 under-16s had abortions for a second time or more in 2011.
Advertisement

According to the statistics, the total rose to 89 out of 2,925 under-16s to have abortions in 2012, but fell to 68 of 2,538 girls last year.

Norman Wells of the Family Education Trust the other day said that too many teenagers were having sex without thinking about the aftereffects.

"Too many are being taught that they have a right to enjoy sex without consequences and are free to dispose of any unborn child that threatens their lifestyle," he said.

As per the data, as many as 185,331 British women of all age groups had terminations last year and of these, 50 were treated for a staggering nine abortions of more. 

Earlier this year, a High Court Judge gave the right to a 13-year-old schoolgirl to choose whether to have an abortion.

Mr. Justice Mostyn held that the teenager was capable of making up her own mind as to whether or not to keep the child.

Shockingly, the teenager, who lives with her parents, realized she was pregnant only when her grandmother spotted her growing bump and took her for medical tests.

She is said to have thought she had been gaining a little weight for other reasons.

A detailed medical check up confirmed she was pregnant, but the distressed teenager said she was not ready to begin a family life at such a young age and sought a termination.

She was 21 weeks pregnant when the case went before the High Court as an urgent hearing in March.



Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Contraceptive Pills in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Curtail Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Mushroom May Help Cut Down the Odds of Developing Depression
How to Battle Boredom during COVID
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
High Blood Pressure and Herbs Herbs and Antioxidants Top Ten Herbs to Promote Beauty Green Blood Therapy Coriander Herbs Herbs that Reduce Anxiety and Depression Methods of Abortion 

Recommended Reading
Abortion
Abortion is one of the most controversial topics in medicine. Legalization of abortion in several .....
Miscarriage
A miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of ......
Rise in Abortions as Age Factor Makes Women Avoid Contraceptives
Cases of women in their late 30s and 40s going for abortions have gone up as they prefer not to use ...
Uruguay Reports 6,676 Abortions After One Year of Legalization
Tiny Uruguay, one of the few Latin American countries to have legalized abortion, saw 6,676 ......
Coriander
Coriander, generally used for garnishing food items across the world has a high nutritive value. Its...
Green Blood Therapy
Wheat grass like all green plants, due to a high content of chlorophyll is high in oxygen too. The b...
Herbs
Herbal medicine is now gaining commendable exposure and acceptance today. Read on to discover 5 herb...
Herbs and Antioxidants
Herbs are rich sources of anti-oxidants that help build your immune system. Reach out for your spice...
Herbs that Reduce Anxiety and Depression
Read on to find out which herbs and herbal products are useful and effective in treating the chronic...
High Blood Pressure and Herbs
Drug intervention need not be the only option to help lower your moderately high blood pressure. Lif...
Methods of Abortion
Abortion is the termination of pregnancy. It is done either by removal (surgically) or expulsion of...
Top Ten Herbs to Promote Beauty
Herbs to make you beautiful were used even before Charaka compiled the Samhita - the oldest text in ...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use