The information falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.
Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated December 2008:
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the conception rate was among girls aged under 18 years in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007. (240377)
Available figures are estimates of the number of conceptions that resulted in a live birth, stillbirth or legal termination.
The number and rate of conceptions to girls aged under 18 in 2006 (the most recent year for which figures are available), for England and Wales are shown below.
Year Number Rate1 2006 41,768 41 1 Per 1,000 female population aged 15-17.
1 Per 1,000 female population aged 15-17.