Cornwall

Teenage pregnancies in Cornwall 'fall by 16%'

Teenage pregnancies in Cornwall have fallen by 16% in a year, according to new figures.

The Office for National Statistics said there were 142 teenage conceptions in the first half of 2009, down from 170 during the same period in 2008.

Abortion statistics also showed a reduction during the same period, from 148 in 2008 to 118 in 2009.

Council and health officials said the figures showed that strategies to reduce pregnancies were working.

The number of teenage pregnancies in the county is at its lowest level since 2006, according to the figures.

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