According to a recent study conducted by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, over 50% of women who had an abortion in the United Kingdom were using contraception.
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service interviewed approximately 40,000 women who had an abortion. 24. 1% were using hormone contraception (pill, implant or intrauterine device) when they fell pregnant and 27.1% were using non-hormonal contraception such as a condom or diaphragm. Thus 51.2% of the 40,000 women interviewed were using contraception when they became pregnant.
These figures highlight the fact that contraceptives are unreliable “in the United Kingdom and France where, according to Family Planning statistics, 76.2% of French women use a form of contraception”.
Marie Claire (10/07/2017), RTL (12/07/2017)