teenage pregnancy

UK Government document reviewing the lessons which have been learned since the Government's Teenage Pregnancy Strategy began in 1999 and setting out the actions which will help local authorities and primary care trusts to achieve a 50% conception rate reduction target.

A study, by the Scottish Social Services Learning Network North and the Aberdeen Foyer, of the experiences of young people seeking advice and support with sexual health, pregnancy, and parenthood in Aberdeen.

Case study from Greenwich, London describing the setting up of health centres in schools and the positive impact these have had on issues such as teenage pregnancy and other health and well-being issues affecting young people. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in setting up similar centres.

Case study from Bournemouth showing how a targeted and integrated multi-agency approach successfully reduced teenage pregnancy rates and offering implementation tips for others wishing to achieve the same objectives.

This in-depth study explores the motivations for ‘planned’ teenage pregnancy in England. The findings have important implications for the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy and the increasing political agenda on young people and health. The report is based on 51 in-depth interviews, undertaken among teenagers in six relatively disadvantaged locations who reported their pregnancy as 'planned' (41 women and 10 men).

Handbook containing information and advice to help parents deal successfully with various issues which can affect children such as childcare, health and safety, education, sex and relationships.

This review describes research into, and practice of universal drug prevention. It provides information on several different approaches, including school and family based, communities, mass media and generic health interventions. This work is placed in the context of relevant national policy (UK).

The topic of this briefing is the prevention of pregnancy among a specific group: looked after children and young people, who usually live in foster homes, but may also be in residential placements or with family members. Research and policy literature currently focuses on the provision of appropriate and adequate sex and relationship education in conjunction with accessible contraceptive services as the means of reducing teenage pregnancy.

Annual report by the Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group which contains a series of recommendations on how to advance the UK Government's Teenage Pregnancy Strategy.

Website of Education for Choice, the only UK-based educational charity whose purpose is to enable young people to make informed choices about pregnancy and abortion.