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[Correspondence] How successful was the English teenage pregnancy strategy?

Kaye Wellings and colleagues’ paper (Aug 6, p 586)1 and accompanying Comment2 ascribe the fall in teenage pregnancies in England since 1998 to the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy published in 1999. Unlike the interim assessment by the same authors,3 the paper draws no parallels with other UK countries, but a comparison with trends in conceptions among 15–17 year olds in Wales and Scotland raises questions about how far the fall can be attributed to the strategy (figure).4,5

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