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Sixty seconds on . . . teen pregnancies

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1888 (Published 18 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1888
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. London

Are teenage pregnancies a rare example of a problem solved?

Numbers have fallen fast and continue to do so. The decline ought to be more celebrated than it is, given that teenage pregnancies used to be considered an insoluble problem.

What are the figures?

In 2015 in England and Wales there were 20 351 conceptions to women aged under 18, the lowest number and the lowest proportion …

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