Teenage pregnancies at record low in Derbyshire

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New figures show that the numbers of teenagers getting pregnant in Derbyshire is the lowest it has ever been.

The figures, released this week by the Office for National Statistics, show that nationally, the numbers of girls under 18 getting pregnant has dropped by 9.8 per cent to 27.7 per 1,000 between 2011 and 2012 – which is also the lowest it has been since 1998, when the records began.

In Derbyshire, the drop is even greater at 13.6 per cent - a rate of 22.3 per 1,000 – over the same period.

 

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