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1 Risk and Resilience Teenage Pregnancy Amanda Gaines and Liz Costello

2 Teenage Pregnancy

3  The majority of teenage pregnancies are unplanned and around half end in abortion  Damage to health and well-being  Limit education and career prospects.  Children born to teenage mothers are more likely to experience a range of negative outcomes  Children 3 times more likely to become teenage parents themselves

4  Young people with early onset of sexual activity  Children in care and care leavers – 3 times more likely to be a parent under 18  Conduct disorders, mental health problems and involvement in crime  Some ethnic groups:  Teenagers with a previous pregnancy:  Young people who “dislike” school, are disengaged or have low educational attainment  Daughters of teenage mothers.

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6  Young people over-estimating how many of their peers are sexually active  In the hope of it delivering other things  Low self-esteem  Cultural pressures and assumptions  Lack of SRE from an early age

7 Behaviour setsetting

8  Intervention at the appropriate stage of young people’s development;  Early intervention;  Ability to reach those at greatest risk and build resilience;  Sensitivity to the needs of different, racial, cultural and economic groups;  Workers equipped with the skills and the knowledge to support young people with the issues that effect them.  Young people friendly services

9  Children’s Advice and Assessment Service CA%AS  YPSHOT  IDAS  NSPCC- Minding the baby  Yorbabe  Lifeline  Castlegate for young people  ok.org.uk/Young%20people/Relationships- Sexual-Health-and-Teenage-Pregnancy.html ok.org.uk/Young%20people/Relationships- Sexual-Health-and-Teenage-Pregnancy.html

10  Sexual Exploitation and Sexually Active young People –CYSGB  Basic sexual Health -WDU  Condom Distribution-NYYPCT or WDU  Substance Misuse- Lifeline  Sex Drugs and Alcohol  Yong People and Pornography  Pleasure


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