Teenage pregnancy-new tools to support local health campaigns

Health Place. 2009 Mar;15(1):300-7. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.06.003. Epub 2008 Jun 27.


Teenage pregnancy has remained high in many inner city areas despite several years of campaigns to reduce numbers and to support young people and their families tackle the problem. In this paper we propose new methods to focus local strategies on high-risk areas as well as ranking secondary schools and GP practices most likely to be in contact with young people at risk. The proposed methods proved successful in engaging local schools in a new campaign and have provided a framework for evaluation of local teenage pregnancy rates in years to come.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Family Practice
  • Female
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Health Promotion*
  • Humans
  • Local Government*
  • London
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy in Adolescence / prevention & control*
  • Public Health*
  • Risk-Taking
  • State Medicine