Posts Tagged ‘Teen pregnancy’

Teen pregnancies halved, abortion numbers down

Monday, February 27th, 2023
Teen pregnancies

Teen pregnancies in New Zealand are on the decline at present. Numbers giving birth have more than halved in the past decade. The past ten years has also seen a downward trend in abortions, according to the latest Abortion Services Aotearoa New Zealand annual report . The stats Newly released figures from Stats NZ on Read more

As a teen, I chose adoption. Why are stories like mine missing from the abortion debate?

Monday, December 7th, 2020

I would rather jump through a glass window than talk to literally anyone about reproductive politics. Given the choice between a very normal and appropriate conversation about reproductive politics and a glass window, I will be in the bushes out front, picking glass out of my torso. That is because when I was 17 I Read more

Teenage pregnancy on the decline

Monday, April 15th, 2019

The rate of teenage pregnancy in New Zealand has halved in the past decade, the Ministry of Health has revealed. The Report on Maternity found that in 2017 the teenage birth rate was 15 per 1000 females. In 2008 it was 33 per 1000. Read more

Are teenagers having less sex — because of social media?

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

The rate of teenage pregnancy in England and Wales has halved in 16 years and currently stands at its lowest level since records began 50 years ago. Newly released figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 23 young women under the age of 18 out of every 1,000 became pregnant in 2014, compared Read more

Catholic educator warns after condom giveaway to teens

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

A Catholic education leader is sounding a note of warning after an experiment in giving condoms to teens in a college was hailed as a success. The chief executive of the New Zealand Catholic Education Office, Br Sir Patrick Lynch, spoke about an experiment at James Cook High School in south Auckland. Condoms were given Read more