Teenage pregnancy

Briefing that provides an overview of information on teenage pregnancy. It has been written to inform the Health and Sport Committee's Inquiry on this theme. It offers data on national level trends in Scotland and reflects on research evidence about the problems associated with early pregnancy.

It also sets out the current national policy context. Finally, the briefing highlights evidence on what works to reduce teenage pregnancy. A key message is that, as there are a range of factors that impact on rates of teenage pregnancy - many of which are beyond the remit or capacity of people working in sexual health services.

Suzi Macpherson
Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe)