New figures show teenage pregnancy has fallen

Teenage pregnancy has fallen in the Lancaster district.

Teenage pregnancy has fallen in the Lancaster district.

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Teenage pregnancy in the Lancaster district has dropped significantly over the last 15 years.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that conceptions for under 18s was down significantly in 2012 compared to 1998.

In 1998 46.9 per 1,000 women under the age 18 were falling pregnant, which rose to 54.1 in 2000, before falling steadily in the years after. The figure for 2012 was 27 per 1,000 women.

 

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