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Sexual Health & Pregnancy

Research

Over the past decade, there was a great deal of emphasis placed on unwanted pregnancies in teenagers. The previous Government implemented the National Teenage Pregnancy strategy, which reduced the Under 18 conception rate by around 20 per cent from 1999 – 2010. Yet despite this progress the UK remains home to the highest teenage pregnancy rates in Western Europe, disrupting the lives of many families up and down this country. Unwanted pregnancy in older women is also a major issue, with abortion rates in some age groups markedly increasing over the past few years. For example, abortions in the 30-34 group have risen by 10 per cent over the past three years. This is in stark contrast to other countries like New Zealand, where the rate has decreased by 5 per cent over the same period.

2020health Report The Morning After: A Cross Party Inquiry into Unplanned Pregnancy

The Morning After: A Cross Party Inquiry into Unplanned Pregnancy

Unplanned pregnancy is an issue that affects the lives of women of all ages from early teens to those in their forties, crossing every socio-economic group while adversely impacting society as a whole.
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