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Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Declines in teen sex and improvements in contraceptive use among sexually experienced teens remained essentially unchanged between 2002 and 2006-08, according to data released today by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.
An expert in health services at the University of Nottingham is calling for urgent action to improve contraceptive advice and services to reduce the growing number of repeat teenage pregnancies in the United Kingdom.
The number of abortions performed in Britain on teenage girls who have had at least one before has risen by nearly 70 percent since 1991, researchers say. A study, published in the journal Contraception, found that the proportion of repeat pregnancy terminations carried out on teenagers rose by 68 percent in 16 years, the Daily Mail reported Saturday. In 2007, 5,897 girls under 20 had their second, third or even fourth abortion.
By Ben Glaze ALMOST 500 schoolgirls below the age of sexual consent fall pregnant in Wales every year, according to official figures released yesterday.
By Paul Whitehouse Two enhanced clinics have already been operating as a pilot scheme under a project called Opening Doors operated by Sheffield Contraception and Sexual Health Service and have been regarded as a success.As a result, more are to follow and it is hoped they will contribute to reducing the number of pregnancies among the young, and also improvements in other areas of sexual health, by placing services where they are easy for teenagers to reach.Outreach clinics had previously...