Figures released today show that overall teenage pregnancy rates continue to fall in England and Wales – but concern remains over regional variations.
Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics show that, in 2016, overall teenage pregnancy rates were the lowest since records began in 1969.
The sexual health charity FPA welcomed the further drop in teenage pregnancy rates in England and Wales revealed today, but raised concerns over regional variations – days after a coalition of key charities and organisations launched a petition to end cuts to sexual health services.
FPA calls for investment in sexual and reproductive health services and warned that there is more work to be done to tackle regional variations in the rate.
Findings of study on ‘The effect of spending cuts on teen pregnancy’ should be treated with caution.
Sexual health charity FPA is calling on all political parties to commit to reduce the UK’s teenage pregnancy rate.
Teenage pregnancy is at a record low, but FPA warns this could change if cuts to contraception services continue.
FPA is pleased to see further decreases in teenage pregnancy rates for England and Wales.
FPA has welcomed a continued decrease in England and Wales' teenage pregnancy rate, but warned against complacency.
Figures show the rate of teenage pregnancies in Scotland decreased in 2014 but there are still big variations between different regions.