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Teenage pregnancy and sexual health

Teenage pregnancy and sexual health

Hadley, Alison and Evans, David Thomas ORCID: 0000-0001-6874-3845 (2013) Teenage pregnancy and sexual health. Nursing Times, 109 (46). pp. 22-27. ISSN 0954-7762

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The under-18 conception rate in England is at a 40-year low but a further reduction is needed to reach levels in comparable western European countries. Sexually transmitted infections are common among young people, with chlamydia the most prevalent STI in the UK.

To challenge this, a multi-agency approach is needed, with high-quality sex and relationships education, easy access to contraception and sexual health services and an open culture around relationships and sexual health. Nurses play a crucial role in supporting young people within both contraception and sexual health services and as trusted practitioners in a range of settings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sexual health; Teenage pregnancy; Reproductive health; Contraception; Condoms; Nurse; STIs
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Family Care & Mental Health
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