Teenage pregnancies at all-time low

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Published: Tuesday 24th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Rates of conception for under-18s in England and Wales are at their lowest since records began in 1969, new official figures show.

Pregnancy rates for women aged between 15 and 17 were 24.5 conceptions per thousand, according to a report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The figures show a 13% drop in the estimated number of conceptions for women under 18 in 2013, down to 24,306 in 2013 compared with 27,834 in 2012.

For the under-16s, there was also a 14% drop in the number of conceptions – an estimate of 4,648 in 2013, compared with 5,432 in 2012.

Published: Tuesday 24th February 2015 by The News Editor

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