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More Than Half of Abortions Now Carried Out at Home in England and Wales

A Mifepristone abortion pill.

A Mifepristone abortion pill.

Photographer: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Changes to how women access abortion mean more than half of terminations are now carried out at home, new figures show.

Data from the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities reveals that 52% of all abortions in 2021 involved women taking mifepristone and misoprostol pills in their homes.