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Britain’s teenage pregnancy triumph

We've made progress, but more could still be done

By Jessica Abrahams   October 2015

File photo dated 05/09/10 of a pregnant woman, as the teenage pregnancy rate in England and Wales continues to fall, although some regions have seen a rise.

Figures released at the end of August show that teenage pregnancies in the UK are at their lowest level on record. That may come as a surprise to some—in a recent survey, Britons overestimated the proportion of teen mums by about a factor of ten—but not to those who have…

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