This paper aims to demonstrate the approach taken in Norfolk to improve the health and welfare of young people. Local practitioners in Thetford want to address teenage pregnancy rates as a priority issue for their community; they have volunteered to be part of a national pilot to test integrated working in a service that involves many agencies and services. The service also covered the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk.
The number might seem small compared with the 2, teen pregnancies in South Hampton Roads in But in this city of 8, surrounded by Southampton and Isle of Wight counties, a few dozen adds up to more than 6 percent of the community's teenage girls. City and school officials said they are aware of the pattern and are searching for ways to derail it.
Stock photo of a teenager with a pregnancy test. In previous figures covering June to Junethe county saw the lowest ever teenage pregnancy rates on record, but new Office for National Statistics data showed This was higher than during the same period inwhen the rate was
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Adam Gretton Health correspondent adam. Some parts of the region have experienced an almost 40pc reduction in the number of pregnancies amongst under 18s over a 14 year period, according to data from the Office for National Statistics ONS. Officials hailed the success of a project to improve sex education in schools and schemes such as the C-card giving free condoms to people aged between 13 and 24, which had helped reduce the number of teen pregnancies across Norfolk and Waveney.
Virginia ranked 41 out of 51 50 states plus the District of Columbia a on final teen birth rates among females ages with 1 representing the highest rate, and 51 representing the lowest rate. The U. The teen abortion rate for Virginia was 47 per 1, females ages in
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The under pregnancy rate in the city soared from In response to the figures, which show the overall Norfolk rate rising from The rise in Norwich, one of the sharpest nationally, signals that the city has taken over the unwelcome mantle from Yarmouth which recorded only a slight rise from The only districts in the region showing a falling rate are South Norfolk,
Inwhen the Office for National Statistics first started compiling conception data by local authority, the pregnancy rate for young women in Norfolk aged between 15 and 17 was 37 per 1, In the 12 months up to Junethe period covered by the latest statistics, that figure more than halved to 18 per 1, A Bpas report found that social, romantic and sexual relationships are increasingly experienced online, and sexting is seen as an alternative or a precursor to intercourse.
Yesterday The Guardian's Rachel Williams described how the coalition government have failed to provide a strategy to reduce teenage pregnancy. The Labour party did have targets and to meet these a dedicated teenage pregnancy co-ordinator TPC was allocated to health regions. The figures for show teen pregnancy reducing in England and Wales as the dedicated support for teens throughout the country seemed to be taking effect. In fact the teen pregnancy rate for of 38, girls aged 18 or younger in England and Wales was estimated to be the lowest since the early s.