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Pregnancy: Children

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 28358, tabled on 6 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the rate of pregnancy is for those under 18 years old in (a) the UK, (b) England and (c) the North East in each of the last 10 years.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

14 July 2021

The Department does not collect this information. However, the Office for National Statistics collects information on the conception rate in women under 18 years old in England. The information requested for England and the North East in each of the last ten years for which data is available is shown in the following table.

England

North East

Year

Number of Conceptions

Conception rate per 1,000 women in age group

Number of Conceptions

Conception rate per 1,000 women in age group

2009

35,966

37.1

2,225

45.7

2010

32,552

34.2

2,032

43.5

2011

29,166

30.7

1,750

38.4

2012

26,157

27.7

1,600

35.5

2013

22,830

24.3

1,367

30.6

2014

21,282

22.8

1,332

30.2

2015

19,080

20.8

1,199

28.0

2016

17,024

18.8

1,023

24.6

2017

15,748

17.8

994

24.7

2018

14,736

16.7

986

24.9

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