The Croydon Advertiser unveils a shocking truth related to abortions in the UK, saying that women in Croydon have more repeat abortions than those anywhere in the rest of the country.
Lack of access to emergency contraception and other essential sexual health services is one factor that has been potentially linked to the tragic situation in the South London town. Sexually active women from a varied age range are turning up for repeat terminations, notes the weekly newspaper.
Citing figures churned out by NHS Croydon, the Croydon Advertiser says almost 28 of 1000 women aged between 15 and 44 had a repeat abortion in 2010, which surprisingly surpasses figures in London studies. In England and Wales, 17.6 out of 1000 women went for the same procedure, the news source informs.
In an independent survey, some patients shared their views on how to improve the services. The general consensus was that the authorities need to hire staff that is well versed with emergency contraception and other emergency health services, the Croydon Advertiser notes.
Reacting to the atrocious rate of repeat terminations in the town, a spokeswoman of NHS South West London says the authorities are still in the dark as to why so many cases of abortion are being reported in Croydon. Some local volunteers have been deployed to dig further into the root cause, she discloses, adding that so far the efforts have somewhat helped the NHS understand the reasons.
The Croydon Council has also come forward to closely monitor the problem, learns the Advertiser. The Council is offering various sexual health services to ease up women’s access to emergency contraception and STD check-ups, the newspaper notes, adding that a majority of GPs and chemists also offer emergency contraception for sexually active women.Add Comment
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