Teen pregnancies back to 1960s levels

The number of teenagers getting pregnant in Ireland has dropped to levels not seen since the 1960s.

According to the CSO, there were more than 2,000 children born to women under the age of 20 in 2010, representing 3% of the total number of births that year.

Births to teenage mothers reached a peak in 1999 — at 6.2% of all newborns — and has continued to fall every year since.

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