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Deprivation and Variations in Teenage Conceptions in Abortions in England

Bradshaw, J., Finch, N. and Miles, J.N.V. (2005) Deprivation and Variations in Teenage Conceptions in Abortions in England. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 31 (1). pp. 15-19. ISSN 1471-1893

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There are substantial variations between local authorities in the conception rate of teenagers and the proportion of these that end in abortion. This study builds two deprivation models that explain part of the variation in conceptions and abortions. It then identifies outliers, local authorities with teenage conception and abortion rates that are above or below those predicted by the model. It is suggested that the local authorities with lower than expected conceptions are the ones to look to when seeking to discover how to prevent teenage conceptions and those with higher than expected abortion rates may have abortion services that are more accessible. In general, spatial comparisons of conceptions and abortion should take into account variations in deprivation.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Social Policy Research Unit (York)
The University of York > Health Sciences (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2009 11:52
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2009 11:52
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1783/0000000052973022
Status: Published
Publisher: Professional Managerial and Healthcare Publications
Identification Number: 10.1783/0000000052973022
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6699

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