Latest Teenage pregnancy and sexual health in the United Kingdom Stories

2010-06-02 11:40:00

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. The new report provides national estimates of sexual activity and contraceptive use among teens aged 15-19 and is based on the latest...

2009-01-27 16:30:00

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. Using national abortion figures for England and Wales from 1991 to 2007, provided by the Office of National Statistics and Department of Health, researchers at Nottingham found that the number of women under 20 presenting for repeat abortions has risen steadily over the last 15...

2009-01-24 14:17:24

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 comparison, the figure in 1991 stood at 2,934, the newspaper...

2008-10-09 18:00:37

By Ben Glaze ALMOST 500 schoolgirls below the age of sexual consent fall pregnant in Wales every year, according to official figures released yesterday. But more than half those pregnancies are aborted by teenagers who cannot face being young mothers, says a report from the Welsh Assembly Government. Teenage pregnancies are on the rise across Wales once again, after falling and levelling out between 1998 and 2003. The rate of pregnancy among girls under 18 is higher than that in...

2008-09-01 21:00:33

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...

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