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Deprived areas show greatest increase in teenage pregnancies
From the 1980s to the 1990s rates of teenage pregnancy in Scotland increased more rapidly in areas of greater socioeconomic deprivation, finds a study in this week's BMJ. This finding has implications for allocating resources to achieve government targets in reducing pregnancy rates by 2010. Research carried out at Glasgow University investigated the impact of socioeconomic deprivation on teenage... View News Article (2001-07-25)

Teenage pregnancy is not a racial issue
While researchers have long set to determine if there is a tie between race and teenage pregnancy, according to a new study, equating black teenagers with the problem of teenage pregnancy is a misrepresentation of today's real­ity. View News Article (2012-02-08)

Sex: Are You Thinking About It Enough? Teenage pregnancy awareness campaign - created by students
A new advertising campaign aimed at cutting the number of teenage pregnancies in Medway was launched this week. The campaign uses images from a student photographer with art direction by Sam Chick. Medway Council, working with local Primary Care Trusts, commissioned students from Kent Institute of Art and Design's School of Photography to create four posters to promote awareness of local... View News Article (2002-05-28)

Teenage pregnancy is not a public health problem
Teenage pregnancy is not a public health problem, but is really a reflection of what is considered to be socially, culturally, and economically acceptable in the United Kingdom, argue researchers in this week's BMJ. Women having babies in their 30s and 40s are not labelled a public health problem, and neither are women who have problems conceiving, even though their babies have an increased risk... View News Article (2001-12-12)

Enjoying school key to tackling teenage pregnancy
Youth development programmes that tackle deprivation and help children and young people enjoy school are successful in reducing teenage pregnancy rates. View News Article (2009-11-13)

Teenage pregnancies are influenced by family structure BMJ Volume 324, p 51
Without better marriage education and support in the United Kingdom, teenage pregnancy rates are likely to remain high even with increasing availability of contraceptives, suggests a letter in this week's BMJ. Trevor Stammers of St George's Hospital Medical School in London reports that young people aged 14-17 who live in a two parent family are less likely to have ever had sexual intercourse... View News Article (2002-01-02)

Expert joins scheme to boost the health of young people
A teenage pregnancy expert from Staffordshire University is to take a leading role in a UK Government bid to improve the lives of children and young people across England. Dr Ruth Chambers, Professor of Primary Care Development at the University`s School of Health, has been appointed co-chair of a new working group set up to look specifically at issues affecting healthy children and young people.... View News Article (2002-01-14)

Improving school culture may help cut substance abuse and teenage pregnancies
Improving the institutional culture (ethos) of schools in the UK may help reduce substance abuse and teenage pregnancies, says an article in this week's BMJ. View News Article (2007-03-23)

University of Manchester pioneers study to support teenage mums' bone health
Researchers in The University of Manchester's School of Medicine are undertaking a pilot study into the healthy bone development of teenage mothers, as part of an ongoing commitment to supporting the health of young families. View News Article (2005-03-07)

Maternal depression and controlling behavior associated with increased stress response in infants
Teenage pregnancy is widely recognized to be a major public health concern. These young mothers face many life challenges and they have an increased risk for becoming depressed. View News Article (2007-09-19)

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