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Teenage pregnancies hit record low

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THE number of teenage pregnancies in England and Wales has fallen to the lowest level since 1969 when records began.

Office for National Statistics data show the under-18 conception rate is now 24.5 per thousand women compared with 27.9 per thousand the year before.

This is a drop of 13% on the previous year. Pregnancies in under-16s also fell.

At the same time the conception rate among women over 35 has been rising.


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