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Teenage conceptions

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  • Release date: 26 March 2014
  • Period covered: 2012
Annual data which includes conception rates by local authority and abortion data.

This report has been discontinued. Annual data will continue to be available on StatsWales.

Key points

  • Teenage conception rates have generally been falling over recent years in Wales; rates for girls aged under 16 fell from around 11 per thousand girls aged 13-15 in the late 1990s to 5.6 in 2012, for girls aged under 18 fell from 34.2 per thousand girls aged 15-17 in 2011 to 30.8 in 2012, the lowest rate recorded since 1992 and for women aged under 20 fell from 52.6 per thousand females aged 15-19 in 2011 to 48.0 in 2012.
  • Within Wales, rates for girls aged under 18 varied considerably in 2012, from 39.9 per thousand girls aged 15-17 in Blaenau Gwent to 19.1 in Powys.
  • 43 per cent of conceptions for the under 18s were terminated by abortion and 20 per cent at all ages.


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