Table 1

Characteristics of study participants who sought abortion either by travelling or by using online telemedicine (n=30)

CharacteristicFrequency (%)
Age (years)
 <203 (10.0)
 20–248 (26.7)
 25–297 (23.3)
 30–345 (16.7)
 35–396 (20.0)
 40–441 (3.0)
Employment status
 Working16 (53.3)
 Student5 (16.7)
 Both student and working4 (13.3)
 Neither student nor working5 (16.7)
Children
 019 (63.3)
 1+11 (36.7)
Pathway to abortion
 Self-managed using online telemedicine18 (60.0)
 Travelled for abortion11 (36.7)
 Qualified for exception to NI law1 (3.3)
NHS policy change
 Sought abortion before change16 (53.3)
 Sought abortion after change14 (46.7)
  • NI, Northern Ireland; NHS, National Health Service.