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MEDLINE Plus Health Information

Wired for Health http://www.wiredforhealth.gov.uk
The umbrella site for the government's Healthy Schools Programme. Primarily aimed at teachers, this site provides information on accident prevention, smoking, drugs, health eating, physical activity, sexual health, mental health, sun safety and conditions such as sickle cell, asthma and diabetes.

 

Lifebytes http://www.lifebytes.gov.uk
Aimed at 11-14 year olds (key stage 3), this site covers the topic areas found in the teachers' site.

Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Database (NMAP)

Mind, body and Soul http://www.mindbodysoul.gov.uk
As above but aimed at 14-16 year olds.

 

Official Publications

Teenage Pregnancies - The Office for National Statistics has announced that teenage pregnancy rates have fallen in England and Wales. See www.statistics.gov.uk.

Report on Teenage Pregnancies (Social Exlusion Unit, 1999)

Health Minister welcomes drop in teenage conception rates

Department of Health Teenage Pregnancy Local Implementation - Grant 2002/03

 

Evidence Based Practice

NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York

ACP Journal Club

 

Projects/Initiatives/Research

Teenage Pregnancy Research Programme - More details from the Department of Health,
Teenage Pregnancy Unit

Search The National Research Register for projects/initiatives.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation
What influences teenagers' decisions about unplanned pregnancy?
Project undertaken by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, set in Doncaster, chosen because of its high level of teenage pregnancies in a context of broad social deprivation.

Teenage Pregnancy Project (Department of Health School
Nursing and Health Visiting Development Programme

Internet Youth Cafe Providing Contraceptive Service for Young People

Behaviour Modification and Positive Parenting

Emergency Contraception in School

Virtual Babies - Baby ....think again

 

Bibliographic Information

British Medical Journal

Medline

 
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Related Information

Pregnancy rate rises in younger teenagers, Nursing Times 31 May 2005 100(22) p. 4.

Teens Lack Sexual Health Knowledge, Nursing Times, 24 May 2005 101(24) p.9.

YWCA-Survey shows prejudice towards teenagers is as strong as ever. Community Care, 10-16 March 2005, p. 15

Call for more action on teenage pregnancy, Practicing Midwife, 8(1) Jan. 2005, p.10.

Suicide linked to teenage mothers, The Lancet (2004) 364: 1135-1140.