published on 28 Feb 2012
New figures for pregnancy rates in 2010 in England and Wales released today reveal that under-18 conceptions were at their lowest since 1969 at 34,633 compared with 38,259 in 2009.
The estimated number of conceptions to girls aged under 16 was 6,674 in 2010 compared with 7,158 in 2009.
Welcoming these figures, Julie Bentley, Chief Executive of FPA said:
“The fact that we’re seeing the lowest teenage pregnancy figures in England and Wales for over 40 years is because of the dedicated work of professionals in relationship and sex education, contraception and local services. We must do all we can to keep the momentum going.”
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