Teenage pregancy statistics: Aylesbury Vale follows national trend as it sees rise

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Aylesbury Vale has seen a rise in the number of teenage pregnancies in the district, according to data released this week by the Office for National Statistics.

In line with the national picture, the Vale has seen a rise in conceptions from 44 to 48 in the past year.

However this is not reflective of the county-wide picture, as Bucks has seen a fall from 124 to 114 over the past twelve months.

Two other districts in Bucks have seen a fall with Chiltern and Wycombe both down, while there was a slight rise in South Bucks.

The detailed picture in the Vale is as follows: the conception rate per 1,000 women in an age group has risen from 12.9% to 14%, the maternity rate per 1,000 women in an age group has gone up from 5.9% to 6.4% and the abortion rate per 1,000 women in an age group has gone up from 7% to 7.6%.

There is a slight fall in the percentage of conceptions leading to an abortion down from 54.5% to 54.2%.

Nationally, conceptions in England are up from 829,690 to 836,160.