Public Call for written evidence from Cross-Party Unwanted Pregnancy Inquiry

This cross-party inquiry wants to understand the underlying factors behind unwanted pregnancies in the UK, with the intention of making a series of recommendations to the Government to reduce the level of unwanted pregnancies.

This inquiry invites submissions on the following points and related issues (please provide evidence to support your points where possible). Submissions need not cover all the points listed below. Answers can relate to a particular age group of women.

1. What is your view on the issue of unwanted pregnancy in the UK?

2. The evidence is that there are rising abortion rates in some age groups, rising repeat abortions, and high teenage pregnancy rates. What (if any) role is there for the Governemnt in handling the issues?

3. What lessons can be learnt from previous attempts to tackle unwanted pregnancies?

4. Are there any measures the Government should be implementing to reduce unwanted pregnancies?

When you submit evidence to the inquiry, you must put your name, profession and full postal address at the top of your submission. Written submissions should be provided to the inquiry as a Microsoft word document and sent by email to Please put “Written evidence for Unwanted Pregnancy Inquiry” in the subject heading.


To read the full brief on this inquiry please click here.


About Julia Manning

Julia Manning is a social pioneer, writer, campaigner and commentator. Formerly a clinical optometrist specialising in diabetes and visual impairment, she is the founder and Director of 2020health, an independent, social enterprise Think Tank whose aim is to Make Health Personal and Social. 2020health has through research, events and campaigning influenced opinion and action in fields as diverse as bioethics, alcohol, emerging technologies, fraud, education, consumer technology and vaccination. In 2014, 2020health were founding partners of the Health Tech and You Awards with Axa PPP and the Design Museum. Since 2016, 2020health has increasingly focused on digital health and public health in the community. Julia is a Fellow of the RSA and now also a part-time PhD student at the UCL Interaction Centre, studying the use of digital technology for stress management in the workplace. Julia has shared 2020health's research widely in the media (BBC News, ITV, Channel 5 News, BBC 1′s The Big Questions & Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 4 Today, PM and Woman's Hour, LBC) and has taken part in debates and contributed to BBC’s Newsnight, Panorama, You and Yours and ITV’s The Week.
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