Department of Health statistics show that 919 women from Northern Ireland travelled to England or Wales to have an abortion.
Figures released today show that overall teenage pregnancy rates continue to fall in England and Wales – but concern remains over regional variations.
Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics show that, in 2016, overall teenage pregnancy rates were the lowest since records began in 1969.
For sexual health charity FPA’s national Sexual Health Week (11-17 September), parents are calling on schools to teach the subjects that their children need to know in order to develop healthy relationships and stay safe online.
FPA calls for investment in sexual and reproductive health services and warned that there is more work to be done to tackle regional variations in the rate.
Statistics from the Department of Health released this morning, show that 724 women from Northern Ireland travelled to England or Wales to have an abortion in 2016.
Figures released by Public Health England today show over 160,000 fewer chlamydia tests were carried out in 2016, compared to 2015 – a fall of 5%.
Sexual health charity FPA is calling on all political parties to commit to reduce the UK’s teenage pregnancy rate.
Teenage pregnancy is at a record low, but FPA warns this could change if cuts to contraception services continue.