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

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.

Sunday, 26th March 2017, 7:30 am
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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.

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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.