The Family Planning Association has claimed medical abortion in England is 'over-medicalised and unnecessarily bureaucratic', forcing women to have surgical terminations. A report launched this week says fewer than one in five women having an early abortion on the NHS will receive a medical termination. There are also regional variations. The FPA argues that medical abortion is preferred by women and health professionals, where offered.

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