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Teenage pregnancy

Tackling teenage pregnancy is central to the Government's work to prevent health inequalities, child poverty and social exclusion. Girls from the poorest backgrounds are ten times more likely to become teenage mothers than girls from professional backgrounds. One in every ten babies born in England is to a teenage mother. These children are at high risk of growing up in poverty and experiencing poor health and social outcomes. Infant mortality rates for babies born to mothers under the age of 18 are twice the average.

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Teenage Pregnancy Unit

Teenage Pregnancy Unit

This site contains information about the work of the cross-Government Teenage Pregnancy Unit and implementation of the Government's Teenage Pregnancy Strategy.

Young people's development pilots

Projects run by the Sexual Health and Substance Misuse Unit to help young people at particular risk of school exclusion, teenage pregnancy and substance misuse.

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