Teen pregnancies in Nottingham ‘drop massively’ since the ’90s

Three pregnant womenFirst quoted in 1988,teen pregnancies are lower than they have ever been according to NHS Nottingham City.

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For years, the East Midlands had one of the highest rates in teenage pregnancies  in the UK. According to the NHS clinical commissioning group Nottinghamshire is determined to keep the rates as low as possible and is committed to tackling teen pregnancy.

Research shows that as of 2012 for every 1000 girls aged 15-17, there were 42.5 pregnancies.

Heather Boonstra from the Guttmacher Institutes which researches sexual and reproductive health says: “Teen pregnancy drops for two reasons – either teens are having less sex overall or the teens who are sexually active are using contraceptives and using them better.”

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