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KS3/4 PSHE - Teenage Pregnancy



Although conception rates for the under 18s are at their lowest for 20 years, England and Wales still have the highest number of pregnancies in Western Europe, with more than 40,000 babies born to teenage mothers in 2005.

In this programme, designed to be shown to pupils in the classroom, we follow two young mums-to-be in the weeks leading up to the birth of their babies: Kevani who is pregnant and in care; and Adelle, who has found that the support of her family has proved vital.

Often portrayed negatively in the press, teenage mothers regularly find themselves the brunt of society's prejudices. But behind the statistics and the stereotypes are young mums who cope admirably and others who struggle to deal with the consequences of their actions.

Published : Sep 2007

15 mins


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