Teenage contraception

Adams, Alison; D'Souza, Rachel
June 2009
General Practice Update;Jun2009, Vol. 2 Issue 6, p36
Trade Publication
Despite the 1998 government target to halve teenage pregnancies by 2010, the UK teenage pregnancy rate remains high. It is acknowledged that improving contraception use by teenagers plays a key role in reducing pregnancies. In this article, we look at the challenges in prescribing to this group, the specific issues involved and the use of long-acting reversible contraceptive methods for young women. We also discuss the government's Teenage Pregnancy Strategy, which aims to employ a multidisciplinary approach to try and tackle the problem.


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