A joined-up approach has helped to cut teen pregnancy by 60 percent – but there is more work to do, says Alison Hadley.
People often overestimate the level of teenage pregnancy in the UK (one poll guessed the rate at 25 times higher than official statistics). But it’s actually at an all-time low.
This is no accident. Since 1999 and the introduction of the England Teenage Pregnancy Strategy that set a 10-year goal of halving pregnancies in under-18s, the rate in England has fallen by more than 60 per cent from 41,000 in 1998 to less than 17,000 in 2017.
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