Teen pregnancy drops

The number of teenagers who are getting pregnant has dropped 25 per cent in Wales over the past 10 years.

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Teenage pregancy rate 'still too high'

The leader of the Liberal Democrats in Wales, Kirsty Williams AM, says while she welcomes the drop in teenage pregnancies, the rate is "still too high".

Many young mothers have a positive experience of pregnancy, but the reality is that many teenage pregnancies are unplanned. Good quality sexual and relationship education in schools is incredibly important if we are to tackle this.

There is no hiding from the fact that teenage pregnancies are not evenly distributed across society. Too often young people living in poorer areas suffer from low self-esteem and believe they have a lack of life opportunities.

– Kirsty Williams AM, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats

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