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Reducing the rate of teenage conceptions: a review of the international evidence on preventing and reducing teenage conceptions: the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Author/s: CHEESBROUGH, S., and INGHAM, R.
Publication details: London: Health Education Authority. (1999)
ISBN: 0752115766
Format: Book
Summary: The variation in teenage conception and birth rates across the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are compared. The USA has the highest rate of teenage conceptions and births and all countries show great variations by region, race, indigenous origin and income distribution. Policy initiatives which tackle the root causes of social dislocation and low aspirations amongst certain groups are recommended. is an online service designed to support and encourage parents and carers of children aged 5-19, with a collection of videos addressing day-to-day questions and concerns spanning wellbeing, behaviour and learning.