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Teen pregnancy rate at 40-year low

29th February 2012

According to data released by the Office for National Statistics the number of teenage pregnancies fell in 2010 by 9.5% from the previous year. 

The number of teenagers getting pregnant in 2010 was the lowest since 1969, with 34,633 in 2010 compared with 38,259 in 2009. A spokesman for the Department of Health said: "It is encouraging to see teenage pregnancy rates continuing to decline. They are now at their lowest level for over 40 years. However, we still have high rates compared with many other western European countries. That is why we are giving local councils ring-fenced public budgets and the power to build healthier communities."

 

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