Burnley has highest rate of underage pregnancies in England and Wales

Burnley has highest rate of underage pregnancies in England and Wales

Burnley has highest rate of underage pregnancies in England and Wales

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Health Reporter

‘SADDENING’ new figures have revealed Burnley has the highest rate of underage pregnancies in England and Wales.

Statistics showed there were 64 girls under the age of 16 who became pregnant in the latest three-year period, a rate of 13.8 per 1,000 girls in the age group, which was more than double the national average.

More than half of the these conceptions led to an abortion.

The data, published by the National Office of Statistics, also showed the pregnancy rate for Burnley increased slightly since 2008, from 12.5 per 100,000, despite the national rate dropping one percentage point to 6.1 per 1,000 over the same period.

Underage pregnancy rates in Hyndburn (7.4) and Rossendale (6.9) were also above the national average in the latest figures, which covered 2010 to 2012, while Pendle (5.9), Blackburn with Darwen (5.1), Chorley (4.9) and Ribble Valley (3.3) were all below average.

The data showed Burnley had the third highest conception rate for under-18s, at 50.1 per 100,000, although this was a record low and a massive reduction since 1998, when the rate was 82.3 per 100,000.

Earlier this year the Lancashire Telegraph revealed how the number of Burnley children taken into care has almost trebled in two years – the biggest rise in the Lancashire County Council area.

Former council leader Coun Julie Cooper said: “These new figures are very regrettable and concerning for everyone in the borough.

“It affects all sorts of things in society, such as youth unemployment and troubled families, so it’s really saddening to see.

“We need a concerted multi-agency effort to try and deal with it now, because clearly there’s a lot more work to be done. I suspect these girls are coming from more vulnerable socio-economic groups so I think education is key.

“We need to make sure our young girls are given hope and the opportunity of a decent life without having children at a young age.”

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11:00am Wed 6 Aug 14

juanbbien says...

Oh heck,and with all this free contraception and advice at hand
Oh heck,and with all this free contraception and advice at hand juanbbien
  • Score: 10

11:00am Wed 6 Aug 14

barryinthailand says...

Oh dear, Im laughing just waiting for the comments on this one.
Oh dear, Im laughing just waiting for the comments on this one. barryinthailand
  • Score: 4

11:10am Wed 6 Aug 14

holmesy69 says...

Inbreds Bro and sis at it again
Inbreds Bro and sis at it again holmesy69
  • Score: 4

11:17am Wed 6 Aug 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

holmesy69 wrote:
Inbreds Bro and sis at it again
Says the **** loser with 69 in his username.

Is that your IQ clever boy? Or was that the year you got laid last?
[quote][p][bold]holmesy69[/bold] wrote: Inbreds Bro and sis at it again[/p][/quote]Says the **** loser with 69 in his username. Is that your IQ clever boy? Or was that the year you got laid last? Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: -5

11:35am Wed 6 Aug 14

holmesy69 says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
holmesy69 wrote:
Inbreds Bro and sis at it again
Says the **** loser with 69 in his username.

Is that your IQ clever boy? Or was that the year you got laid last?
What u can't take joke
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holmesy69[/bold] wrote: Inbreds Bro and sis at it again[/p][/quote]Says the **** loser with 69 in his username. Is that your IQ clever boy? Or was that the year you got laid last?[/p][/quote]What u can't take joke holmesy69
  • Score: -3

11:36am Wed 6 Aug 14

holmesy69 says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
holmesy69 wrote:
Inbreds Bro and sis at it again
Says the **** loser with 69 in his username.

Is that your IQ clever boy? Or was that the year you got laid last?
What u can't take a joke
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holmesy69[/bold] wrote: Inbreds Bro and sis at it again[/p][/quote]Says the **** loser with 69 in his username. Is that your IQ clever boy? Or was that the year you got laid last?[/p][/quote]What u can't take a joke holmesy69
  • Score: 8

11:41am Wed 6 Aug 14

Openminded? says...

Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ?
Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ? Openminded?
  • Score: -12

11:50am Wed 6 Aug 14

BIGGLESTOE says...

Openminded? wrote:
Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ?
Your culture still marrying 14 year old ladies then are they?:)
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ?[/p][/quote]Your culture still marrying 14 year old ladies then are they?:) BIGGLESTOE
  • Score: 23

12:19pm Wed 6 Aug 14

the beaver says...

BIGGLESTOE wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ?
Your culture still marrying 14 year old ladies then are they?:)
For them that is middle aged.
[quote][p][bold]BIGGLESTOE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ?[/p][/quote]Your culture still marrying 14 year old ladies then are they?:)[/p][/quote]For them that is middle aged. the beaver
  • Score: 14

12:26pm Wed 6 Aug 14

4youreyesonly says...

How is this statistic correct , have you seen the amount of ugly females (I use that term very loosely) in Burnley ,
How is this statistic correct , have you seen the amount of ugly females (I use that term very loosely) in Burnley , 4youreyesonly
  • Score: 10

12:37pm Wed 6 Aug 14

churchman says...

lol. the phrase dingles springs to mind
lol. the phrase dingles springs to mind churchman
  • Score: -1

12:58pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

churchman wrote:
lol. the phrase dingles springs to mind
Lol, the word illiterate comes to mind.
[quote][p][bold]churchman[/bold] wrote: lol. the phrase dingles springs to mind[/p][/quote]Lol, the word illiterate comes to mind. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 10

12:59pm Wed 6 Aug 14

caballo says...

This statistic is so saddening that it falls outside of the realms of 'banter'.
This statistic is so saddening that it falls outside of the realms of 'banter'. caballo
  • Score: 4

1:52pm Wed 6 Aug 14

disgusted tunbridge wells says...

I bet they dare not tell us how many "morning after pills" have been dished out to under age girls in the latest three-year period
I bet they dare not tell us how many "morning after pills" have been dished out to under age girls in the latest three-year period disgusted tunbridge wells
  • Score: 5

2:11pm Wed 6 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Unless this is the same guy it also means they have the most pedophiles.
I expect to get lots of thumbs down for this comment which isn't fair as they have two per hand so my score should be halved.
Unless this is the same guy it also means they have the most pedophiles. I expect to get lots of thumbs down for this comment which isn't fair as they have two per hand so my score should be halved. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -7

2:25pm Wed 6 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Hardly surprising in smack rat city
Hardly surprising in smack rat city AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -3

2:29pm Wed 6 Aug 14

andy1 says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Unless this is the same guy it also means they have the most pedophiles.
I expect to get lots of thumbs down for this comment which isn't fair as they have two per hand so my score should be halved.
Most football fans Burnley and I have to put my hands up I have two with a thumb and four fingers on each hand think your a bit dodgy. I agree with some of the comments your not safe around adults let alone kids.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Unless this is the same guy it also means they have the most pedophiles. I expect to get lots of thumbs down for this comment which isn't fair as they have two per hand so my score should be halved.[/p][/quote]Most football fans Burnley and I have to put my hands up I have two with a thumb and four fingers on each hand think your a bit dodgy. I agree with some of the comments your not safe around adults let alone kids. andy1
  • Score: 8

5:03pm Wed 6 Aug 14

the beaver says...

Quote.More than half of the these conceptions led to an abortion. At least some did not jump on the gravy train and gave themselves a chance to learn from there mistakes.
Quote.More than half of the these conceptions led to an abortion. At least some did not jump on the gravy train and gave themselves a chance to learn from there mistakes. the beaver
  • Score: 3

5:39pm Wed 6 Aug 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

holmesy69 wrote:
Inbreds Bro and sis at it again
they're the one's who moved from B/Burn
[quote][p][bold]holmesy69[/bold] wrote: Inbreds Bro and sis at it again[/p][/quote]they're the one's who moved from B/Burn ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 4

5:40pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Openminded? wrote:
Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ?
Why make a racial issue of this when there's no mention of what race these girls are?
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ?[/p][/quote]Why make a racial issue of this when there's no mention of what race these girls are? Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 10

5:43pm Wed 6 Aug 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

well Burnley was given the award as the most industrious town in the country!!!
well Burnley was given the award as the most industrious town in the country!!! ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 7

6:21pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Openminded? says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ?
Why make a racial issue of this when there's no mention of what race these girls are?
Its the first thing that happens when articles relate to asians?
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ?[/p][/quote]Why make a racial issue of this when there's no mention of what race these girls are?[/p][/quote]Its the first thing that happens when articles relate to asians? Openminded?
  • Score: 3

6:22pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Openminded? says...

BIGGLESTOE wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ?
Your culture still marrying 14 year old ladies then are they?:)
I don't see an article related to that, but rather one relating a high rate of underage prenancies in Burnley, no doubt, down to the white dingles.
[quote][p][bold]BIGGLESTOE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ?[/p][/quote]Your culture still marrying 14 year old ladies then are they?:)[/p][/quote]I don't see an article related to that, but rather one relating a high rate of underage prenancies in Burnley, no doubt, down to the white dingles. Openminded?
  • Score: -7

6:47pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Openminded? wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ?
Why make a racial issue of this when there's no mention of what race these girls are?
Its the first thing that happens when articles relate to asians?
Does this article relate to asians?
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ?[/p][/quote]Why make a racial issue of this when there's no mention of what race these girls are?[/p][/quote]Its the first thing that happens when articles relate to asians?[/p][/quote]Does this article relate to asians? Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 0

6:51pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Openminded? wrote:
BIGGLESTOE wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ?
Your culture still marrying 14 year old ladies then are they?:)
I don't see an article related to that, but rather one relating a high rate of underage prenancies in Burnley, no doubt, down to the white dingles.
That's a racist statement. You are assuming no asian dingles are involved ?
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGGLESTOE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ?[/p][/quote]Your culture still marrying 14 year old ladies then are they?:)[/p][/quote]I don't see an article related to that, but rather one relating a high rate of underage prenancies in Burnley, no doubt, down to the white dingles.[/p][/quote]That's a racist statement. You are assuming no asian dingles are involved ? Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 1

7:08pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Openminded? says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
BIGGLESTOE wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ?
Your culture still marrying 14 year old ladies then are they?:)
I don't see an article related to that, but rather one relating a high rate of underage prenancies in Burnley, no doubt, down to the white dingles.
That's a racist statement. You are assuming no asian dingles are involved ?
How is that racist?
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGGLESTOE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ?[/p][/quote]Your culture still marrying 14 year old ladies then are they?:)[/p][/quote]I don't see an article related to that, but rather one relating a high rate of underage prenancies in Burnley, no doubt, down to the white dingles.[/p][/quote]That's a racist statement. You are assuming no asian dingles are involved ?[/p][/quote]How is that racist? Openminded?
  • Score: -1

7:53pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Openminded? wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
BIGGLESTOE wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ?
Your culture still marrying 14 year old ladies then are they?:)
I don't see an article related to that, but rather one relating a high rate of underage prenancies in Burnley, no doubt, down to the white dingles.
That's a racist statement. You are assuming no asian dingles are involved ?
How is that racist?
"You are apportioning all the blame on the 'white' dingles" Are there no villains amongst the asian dingles?
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGGLESTOE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Its an epidemic in the non-Asian community, when will we see the Churches come out and provide advice at the Sunday sermons ?[/p][/quote]Your culture still marrying 14 year old ladies then are they?:)[/p][/quote]I don't see an article related to that, but rather one relating a high rate of underage prenancies in Burnley, no doubt, down to the white dingles.[/p][/quote]That's a racist statement. You are assuming no asian dingles are involved ?[/p][/quote]How is that racist?[/p][/quote]"You are apportioning all the blame on the 'white' dingles" Are there no villains amongst the asian dingles? Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 0

8:45pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Copperhead says...

What a pathetic situation this is.
All those comments about " Dingles " and " in-breds " .
Does nobody understand what is happening here ?
We are attacking each other instead of venting our fury against the politicians who have allowed - or conspired - to this sort of thing to happen.
Too many young girls these days perceive pregnancy and motherhood as a career option - the benefits system guarantees them a house, benefits and
support.
What else do they want ? Why should they work for anything else when they can get a house, money, food and cash for doing **** all ?
What a pathetic situation this is. All those comments about " Dingles " and " in-breds " . Does nobody understand what is happening here ? We are attacking each other instead of venting our fury against the politicians who have allowed - or conspired - to this sort of thing to happen. Too many young girls these days perceive pregnancy and motherhood as a career option - the benefits system guarantees them a house, benefits and support. What else do they want ? Why should they work for anything else when they can get a house, money, food and cash for doing **** all ? Copperhead
  • Score: 13

9:05pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Copperhead wrote:
What a pathetic situation this is.
All those comments about " Dingles " and " in-breds " .
Does nobody understand what is happening here ?
We are attacking each other instead of venting our fury against the politicians who have allowed - or conspired - to this sort of thing to happen.
Too many young girls these days perceive pregnancy and motherhood as a career option - the benefits system guarantees them a house, benefits and
support.
What else do they want ? Why should they work for anything else when they can get a house, money, food and cash for doing **** all ?
No offense meant if you are from Burnley Copperhead. I was only quoting HIS words as you will see if you read the thread through. This chap comes on here occasionally and his comments always have a racial undertone. My initial comment to him was why he made a racial issue of this article when no race was mentioned. He seems to thrive from causing a bit of trouble.
I agree with most of your points above.
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: What a pathetic situation this is. All those comments about " Dingles " and " in-breds " . Does nobody understand what is happening here ? We are attacking each other instead of venting our fury against the politicians who have allowed - or conspired - to this sort of thing to happen. Too many young girls these days perceive pregnancy and motherhood as a career option - the benefits system guarantees them a house, benefits and support. What else do they want ? Why should they work for anything else when they can get a house, money, food and cash for doing **** all ?[/p][/quote]No offense meant if you are from Burnley Copperhead. I was only quoting HIS words as you will see if you read the thread through. This chap comes on here occasionally and his comments always have a racial undertone. My initial comment to him was why he made a racial issue of this article when no race was mentioned. He seems to thrive from causing a bit of trouble. I agree with most of your points above. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 2

11:44pm Wed 6 Aug 14

billy32 says...

The government should stop paying benefits and giving the children special treatment. In my opinion it would make the children think more and take precautions.
The government should stop paying benefits and giving the children special treatment. In my opinion it would make the children think more and take precautions. billy32
  • Score: 4

12:42am Thu 7 Aug 14

The Seagull has landed says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
holmesy69 wrote:
Inbreds Bro and sis at it again
Says the **** loser with 69 in his username.

Is that your IQ clever boy? Or was that the year you got laid last?
Or the age of his girlfriend and or boyfriend.
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holmesy69[/bold] wrote: Inbreds Bro and sis at it again[/p][/quote]Says the **** loser with 69 in his username. Is that your IQ clever boy? Or was that the year you got laid last?[/p][/quote]Or the age of his girlfriend and or boyfriend. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 1

12:59am Thu 7 Aug 14

jaffa90 says...

Copperhead wrote:
What a pathetic situation this is.
All those comments about " Dingles " and " in-breds " .
Does nobody understand what is happening here ?
We are attacking each other instead of venting our fury against the politicians who have allowed - or conspired - to this sort of thing to happen.
Too many young girls these days perceive pregnancy and motherhood as a career option - the benefits system guarantees them a house, benefits and
support.
What else do they want ? Why should they work for anything else when they can get a house, money, food and cash for doing **** all ?
Spot on.
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: What a pathetic situation this is. All those comments about " Dingles " and " in-breds " . Does nobody understand what is happening here ? We are attacking each other instead of venting our fury against the politicians who have allowed - or conspired - to this sort of thing to happen. Too many young girls these days perceive pregnancy and motherhood as a career option - the benefits system guarantees them a house, benefits and support. What else do they want ? Why should they work for anything else when they can get a house, money, food and cash for doing **** all ?[/p][/quote]Spot on. jaffa90
  • Score: 4

10:23pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Pendlesider says...

64 under 16's pregnant in 3 years? thats nothing.
.
182,000 female high school students -- mostly poor and black -- become pregnant every year in South Africa, thereby endangering their educations and futures, while placing heavy financial burdens on their beleaguered families. Many of the new mothers are as young as 14.
.
and what advise does the UK give to the South African families ?
we sent karl pilkington (an idiot abroad) who told them to wear a condom then proceeeded to show the kids how to ride a bicycle with no hands.
.
babies having babies...
64 under 16's pregnant in 3 years? thats nothing. . 182,000 female high school students -- mostly poor and black -- become pregnant every year in South Africa, thereby endangering their educations and futures, while placing heavy financial burdens on their beleaguered families. Many of the new mothers are as young as 14. . and what advise does the UK give to the South African families ? we sent karl pilkington (an idiot abroad) who told them to wear a condom then proceeeded to show the kids how to ride a bicycle with no hands. . babies having babies... Pendlesider
  • Score: 0

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