Teenage Conception Rates in Hampshire
The 2009 provisional teenage conception data was released this week on Tuesday 22 February 2011.
Nationally there has been a decrease of 18.1% since 1998, the lowest national rate for 30 years! Hampshire has seen a reduction of 19.6% between 1998 to 2009 and now has the lowest rate since the strategy started in 1998.
In 1998 the rate in Hampshire was 35.9 per 1000 females aged 15-17 . In 2009 the rate was 28.9 per 1000.
There were 132 fewer teenage conceptions in Hampshire in 2009 compared to 2008.
Reduction in both rates and numbers of conceptions has been welcomed by Hampshire Teenage Pregnancy Partnership. Members put the decrease down to partnership working, ensuring that ‘teenage pregnancy is seen as everyone’s business’. There has been an increase the number of young people friendly contraception and sexual health services as well greater uptake of effective methods of contraception, including the implant amongst young women. There have also been improvements made in the delivery of Sex & Relationship Education in schools and youth settings, as well as many other projects and service developments since 2009.
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