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Teenage Pregnancy

This is the JSNA chapter on teenage pregnancy. Theme chapters summarises implications for commissioning, who is at risk and why, the level of need in the population, service provision and use, unmet needs, what works in terms of evidence, community views and priorities, any related equality impact assessments, unmet service needs/gaps and recommendations for further needs assessment work. 

The guideline applies to all pregnant women with complex social factors and contains a number of recommendations on standards of care for this population as a whole. However, four groups of women were identified as exemplars:

  • women who misuse substances (alcohol and/or drugs)
  • women who are recent migrants, asylum seekers or refugees, or who have difficulty reading or speaking English
  • young women aged under 20
  • women who experience domestic abuse.

Because there are differences in the barriers to care and particular needs of these four groups, specific recommendations have been made for each group. To view this guidance - please click here: http://publications.nice.org.uk/pregnancy-and-complex-social-factors-cg110

This is a collection of evidence that is supplemental and supportive to the JSNA Chapter: Teenage Pregnancy. It brings together all the most relevant intelligence, research and evidence to ensure best practice in desicion making.

A Cochrane systematic review that examines interventions for preventing unintended pregancies among adults. This is part of the 'evidence of what works' for the Teenage Pregnancy chapter of the JSNA and as such the veracity of this evidence is beyond Bolton's Health Matters control. You can view this JSNA chapter by clicking here.

This resource can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here

This is the Teenage Pregnancy JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Child and Maternal Health section (updated May 2015). JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.


  • In Bolton there are approximately 200 conceptions to teenage girls per year and currently the conception rate is higher than the average for England, but lower then that for the North West;
  • Local, regional, and national rates do show a slow decline over time;
  • The proportion of mothers in Bolton who are under the age of 18 (2.2%) is almost exactly average for Bolton's statistical peer group;
  • There currently persist geographical inequalities in the teenage conception rate across Bolton with the more deprived predominantly White British areas having the highest rates. This is reinforced by the statistically significant difference in the rate between the most and least deprived fifths of our population.

NICE's formal guidance on prevention of sexually transmitted infections and under 18 conceptions.

Follow the link for full details:http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH3

An interactive Excel spreadsheet tool utilising a forecasting model based on previous trends in teenage pregnancy to predict the likely rates of teenage conceptions up to 2020 at a local authority level.

This document sets out how the Government wants to build on the key planks of the existing Strategy so that all young people: receive the information, advice and support they need from parents, teachers and other professionals to deal with pressure to have sex; enjoy positive and caring relationships; and experience good sexual health; and can access and know how to use contraception effectively when they do reach the stage that they become sexually active, so they can avoid unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This updated strategy document focuses on the factors known to reduce teenage pregnancy rates when they are implemented robustly and consistently, with each delivery partner understanding and taking responsibility for their particular contribution to the overall Strategy.

This reports explains the relationship between alcohol consumption and teenage sexual risk in England using small geographical level datasets to identify hotspots of overlapping risk behaviour in young people.

This report compares Trading Standards North West survey data of 15-16 year olds from 2009 and 2011 on drinking behaviour and attitudes to alcohol to assess whether guidance from the Chief Medical Officer on alcohol related harms in young people are being adhered to in the North West.

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