Proportion of teenage mothers at 'lowest in decades'

Proportion of teenage mothers at 'lowest in decades'
 

The proportion of women having at least one child by the age of 20 has fallen to its lowest level in decades, the Office for National Statistics says.
Its report, which looked at women in England and Wales, showed roughly one in 14 women born in 1995 (7%) had at least one child before they were 20.
This is in comparison to a peak of one in five (20%) for women born in 1952.
The Family Planning Association said the decline showed teenagers have "the skills to make positive choices".
But others criticised it as the result of pressure to use contraceptives.
Figures from the ONS... read more

 
18 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 59
Source: BBC
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