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Conceptions in young adults at record low in England

Public Health England (PHE) welcome new figures showing the conception rate among under 18 year olds dropped by nearly 10% in 2012 to an all-time low for England.

Figures by the Office of National Statistics, show the number of conceptions by under 18s and under 16s also fell.

Since 1998, the under 18 conception rate has decreased by 40.6% – with reductions of up to 64% in some top tier local authorities in England during this period. However, regional variations remain striking - with conception rates in some areas nearly 90% higher than the England average.