Torbay top in South West teen pregnancy chart
Torbay leads the South West’s chart for teenage pregnancies, placing it 25th in the country.
The rate of 57.4 per 1,000 is for figures to 2007 and marks a rise from 51.1 per 1,000 in 2006.
Recently Torbay added £68,000 to its budget for tackling teenage pregnancy, which includes initiatives such as a walk-in health ‘shop’ in Torquay town centre; a condom card scheme; dedicated clinic drop-in sessions in Castle Circus Health Centre, Torquay, and Midvale Clinic, Paignton; a boys’ and young men’s worker to provide a dedicated, trusted source of information and advice.
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