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Rates of teenage pregnancy in the UK have halved in the past two decades and are now at their lowest levels since record-keeping began in the late s. It is a dramatic turnaround: inEngland had one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in western Europe. Last week, the Office for National Statistics released data revealing the fall in the conception rate among females aged 15 to 19 as the standout success story in the public health field: just
Yesterday The Guardian's Rachel Williams described how the coalition government have failed to provide a strategy to reduce teenage pregnancy. The Labour party did have targets and to meet these a dedicated teenage pregnancy co-ordinator TPC was allocated to health regions. The figures for show teen pregnancy reducing in England and Wales as the dedicated support for teens throughout the country seemed to be taking effect.
The rate of teenage pregnancy in the United Kingdom is relatively high, when compared with other developed countries; the only other Western countries with higher teenage pregnancy rates are the United States and New Zealand. The number of resultant births is presently at the lowest rate since the mids. Also found was that the most deprived areas had higher proportions of conceptions leading to a maternity.
The number of teenage pregnancies in England and Wales has risen for the first time in five years, figures published today show. Ministers admitted they were disappointed by the latest data on conception rates but said they were confident a government programme to drive down teen pregancy rates was still on course. Conception rates among girls rose from
There were 21 pregnancies among every 1, girls under 18 injust under half the rate of Reasons given for the drop include better sex education, improved access to contraception, a shift in aspirations towards education and increased stigma towards teenage mothers. When comparable records began in there were 45, conceptions in girls under 18, a rate of
In this review, we examine the epidemiology of teenage pregnancy girls aged years in the UK and consider the evidence for its impact on the health and well-being of the mother, the baby, the father and society. There has been some decrease in the teenage pregnancy rate over the last decade in the UK but rates are still considerably higher than those in other European countries. Pregnancy and childbirth during the teenage years are associated with increased risk of poorer health and well-being for both the mother and the baby, possibly reflecting the socio-economic factors that precede early pregnancy and childbirth. There is little evidence concerning the impact of teenage fatherhood on health and future studies should investigate this.
Inthere were 18, conceptions recorded by girls under 18 in England and Wales - the smallest number since comparable data was first produced by the Office for National Statistics almost half a century ago. And this is a staggering 60 per cent cut on the high recorded inthe ONS analysis found, as year-on-year figures dropped 11 per cent compared with The number of young children aged under 16 getting pregnant also fell to its lowest level dropping by
Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. Finding out you're pregnant when you're a teenager can be daunting, especially if the pregnancy wasn't planned, but help and support is available. First, if you think you might be pregnant but you're not sure, it's important to take a pregnancy test as soon as possible to find out.