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Author Chambers, Ruth, 1952-

Title Tackling teenage pregnancy : sex, culture and needs / Ruth Chambers, Gill Wakley and Steph Chambers with contributions from Anna Brown ; foreword by Cathy Hamlyn
Published Abingdon : Rafcliffe Medical Press, [2001]


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Description xiv, 219 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Effective interventions and practical initiatives to reduce teenage pregnancy rates -- 3. Clinical governance: using clinical governance to tackle teenage pregnancy rates and improve access to and availablity of contraceptive services for young people -- 4. Reaching young people: meaningful involvement -- 5. Confidentiality and young people's concerns -- 6. Contraception for teenagers -- 7. The experience of being pregnant and a parent as a young person -- 8. Unplanned pregnancy in teenagers -- 9. Misconceptions and myths -- 10. Sexual diseases and allied problems -- 11. Teenagers disadvantaged by disability or circumstances -- 12. Culture, religion and beliefs -- 13. Abuse and teenagers -- 14. Influence on teenagers of peers, the media and the press
Summary Teenage pregnancy rates in the UK are among the highest in Western Europe. This book explains the issues surrounding pregnancy in the early teenage years and ties in with recent government initiatives. The book illustrates the viewpoints of a wide range of medical professionals including doctors, nurses, social workers and youth workers, and also draws on the experiences of young people. It outlines the confusion that can arise in young people's perceptions of contraception and the information available to them. Case studies describe typical situations, how advice has been applied and provide guidance on skills and approaches in interacting with young people
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Birth control -- Great Britain.
Contraception -- Great Britain.
Teenage pregnancy -- Great Britain -- Prevention.
Teenagers -- Sexual behavior -- Great Britain.
Young adults -- Sexual behavior -- Great Britain.
Pregnancy in Adolescence -- prevention & control.
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice.
Sexual Behavior.
Author Chambers, Steph.
Wakley, Gill.
LC no. 2001347895
ISBN 1857754972