Teenage pregnancy rates reach lowest level on record

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Teenage pregnancy rates in England and Wales have fallen to their lowest level on record.

In 2015, there were 20,351 conceptions to girls under 18, a 10% decrease from 2014 , according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

There were 21 pregnancies out of every 1,000 teenage girls in 2015, compared with 47.1 in 1969 when comparable records began.

In 1969, there were 45,495 teenage pregnancies...

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