Shock rate of Leeds teenage pregnancy

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ONE in 10 teenagers in a part of Leeds will become pregnant by the age of 18.

The rate of teen pregnancies in Richmond Hill is more than double the national average.

Rates throughout the city are higher than elsewhere in Yorkshire and in England.

And a survey of children found that nearly 20 per cent of 13-year-olds and 40 per cent of 15-year-olds had had sex.

The new figures have been revealed as part of an assessment of the health of residents which shows a massive health divide across the city.

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