In a country where abortion is legal and most pregnancies end in a miscarriage, the number of women seeking abortion services has been falling steadily over the past decade.
Abortion numbers fell by 11.6% between 2003 and 2016, according to data compiled by the Abortion Federation of England and Wales (AFEW).
It said that this trend was “significantly lower” than those seen in the US and Europe, where the number fell by 16.6%.
There were fewer terminations in the UK in 2016, the latest year for which figures are available.
But the decline in abortions in England and Northern Ireland (England and Northern Irish) is even higher, by more than 30%.
According to the AFEW, England and Scotland saw a 40% decrease in abortions between 2003-2016, while Northern Ireland saw a 43% decline.
However, these figures are only indicative of the trend.
Abortion is legal in the United Kingdom, so abortion is not a legal option for many people.
In the United States, abortions are legal only for rape, incest, or life endangerment, and there are restrictions on how many can be performed, as well as on the time of an abortion.
In Australia, where abortion services are also legal, the total number of abortions has dropped by 15% since 2003.
The number of Australian women seeking abortions has also fallen by 11% over the same period, according the Abortion Advocacy Centre.
In 2016, there were 590,000 abortions in Australia, compared with 531,000 in 2003.
However this was still a huge drop, as in 2003, about half of all abortions in the country were to women aged 20-44.
A recent report from the Australian Institute of Family Studies found that the abortion rate in Australia was now at its lowest point since records began in 1980.
It said the trend had continued for several years, as women aged 40 and older were more likely to have a termination.
The proportion of abortions performed to women who were under 20 increased from 14% in 2013 to 18% in 2016.
The majority of abortions are performed by late-term providers, such as in the case of terminations that occur between 16 weeks and 21 weeks of pregnancy.
Some women choose to terminate in the first trimester, with the remaining abortions done at 20 weeks.
However there are other options for women who want to end their pregnancies, such a termination using a drug called misoprostol, which is more effective at stopping a miscarriage.
Other types of abortions can include elective elective abortions, or late-stage abortions.
In some states, women are allowed to obtain abortions if they can prove that their health is at risk.
The numbers of abortions recorded in England, Wales and Scotland in 2016 were between 1,038,000 and 1,837,000, with an average of 1,200,000 per year.
In England, the figures show a steady decline in the number for the last two years, falling from 645,000 to 590.4.
This represents a 25% decrease.
AFFEW’s analysis shows that the number had fallen by an average 25% in England since 2003, while Wales recorded a 25.3% decrease between 2004 and 2016.
In Scotland, the data showed a 10.4% increase, with abortions recorded by late stage abortion, or in the second trimester increasing by 23.3%.
The decline was more pronounced in Northern Ireland, where there was a 37.3 percent decrease, compared to a 9.4 percent decrease in England.
In terms of the total numbers of women who obtained abortions, the AFFeW report showed that in England there were an estimated 7,814,000 women aged 18-49 and 5,938,500 in England aged 50 and over.
The figures also showed that the proportion of women aged 25-34 in England had declined from 26% to 21%, and from 27% to 16% in Scotland.
There were a further 8,700,000 people aged 55-64, while in England the proportion had increased from 8.6 to 13%.
The figures showed that between 2015 and 2016 the proportion who sought abortions was up from 18.5% to 19.4%, and the proportion seeking abortions at 20-24 weeks was up slightly from 8% to 9.6%, according to the figures.
For the UK overall, there are more than 15.4 million abortions performed every year, with nearly 7.1 million abortions carried out each year.
The AFFs analysis shows the percentage of abortions carried to women in the age group of 45 and over in England increased from 22.3 to 23.5%, and for women aged over 55 from 25.9% to 27.2%.
However, there was no change for women under 18 in England or Wales.
The data also showed an increase in the proportion reporting that they had been sexually assaulted.
According to data from the Crime Survey for England