Did you know?

* The UK has the highest level of teen pregnancy in western Europe; more than 97,000 teenagers in England and Wales became pregnant in 2000

* It costs taxpayers about pound;10 billion a year

* In the early 1950s the average age of first intercourse for both sexes was 21. Now it is 16

* Half of under-16s and a third of 16 to 19-year-olds use no protection the first time they have sex

* Roughly half of all teenage pregnancies end in abortion - the higher up the social scale you go, the greater the likelihood of the girl terminating a pregnancy. Young women in poorer areas tend to disapprove of abortions

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