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Teenage Pregnancy

Maternity and Births

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Published: 04 July 2017
Teenage Pregnancies
Publication Summary Download pdf file [213kb]
Full Report Download pdf file [863kb]

A number of teenage girls experience unintended or unwanted pregnancies, although for some young people this is a positive life decision. With a higher rate of teenage pregnancy than most other western European countries, reducing unintended teenage pregnancy is a national target for the Scottish Government. Teenage pregnancy is also linked to deprivation with the rates of teenage pregnancy in deprived areas more than treble those of the least deprived areas.

These web pages present data on teenage pregnancies for age groups under 16, under 18 and under 20.

The main tables and charts show the number and rate of pregnancies in women under the age of twenty, based on data derived from birth and stillbirth registrations, and from therapeutic abortions notified in accordance with the Abortion Act 1967.

Other documents

Teenage Pregnancy Notes on Interpretation Download Word file [32KB]

Teenage Pregnancy Background Information Download Word file [46KB]

Teenage Pregnancy Metadata Document Download pdf file[30KB]

Teenage Pregnancy (change of method/data sources 2007) Download Excel file [150KB]

New interactive visual content

For the first time in the Teenage Pregnancies publication we have included some new interactive visual content in the Teenage Pregnancies Dashboard. We are considering presenting more information in this format in future and would welcome any feedback.

Please click on the image below to go to the visualisation page


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