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BBC Advising More And More Women Seeking Abortions In England And Wales After Contraception Fails

Jaclyn Hughes

Abortion is an extremely fragile topic of discussion, no matter which side you support; but according to the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, more and more women are looking into abortion services due to their birth control failing. Of course, becoming pregnant is always a possibility even if you have religiously taken birth control for many years. It still doesn’t decrease the sting of learning that you are pregnant after taking all of the right precautions while being sexually active, but now there’s a fetus growing, and you need to start making a decision about what your next steps will be.

The BBC reported some 30,000 women that were using contraception got pregnant and visited the BPAS centers. Currently, they have roughly an annual total of 185,000 abortions in Wales, and England combined. Statistics show that 6 out of every 100 females that used the injection form of birth control became pregnant. Similarly, 1 out of every 100 females that opted or an IUD implant also became pregnant. Pretty scary for anyone still wanting to be involved with their partners in a sexual way, but are terrified of what the outcome may be. Especially if you reside in an area where it can be very challenging to have abortion, the consequences of having sex can be unbelievably stressful.

In Northern Ireland for example, abortions are only permitted if the Mother’s health is in jeopardy by continuing the pregnancy. It’s also been interestingly added that one-fifth of general practitioners currently are not even offering options such as the IUD implant as a result of not having significant funding and/or training to facilitate the implants properly. You certainly don’t want a medical professional inserting an implanted device into your body if they don’t have the qualifications to do so. Hopefully, in the coming years this will change drastically, as it would not only be more cost effective for the NHS as a whole, but it would also lessen the amount of women having to find themselves looking into pregnancy options after becoming pregnant whilst on the pill.

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