BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 7534

Teenage Pregnancies on the Rise

Teenage Pregnancies on the Rise
Key Info
  • Teenage Pregnancies on the Rise
  • Duration: 01:09
  • The number of teenage pregnancies in England and Wales has risen. It will be the first time the tally has gone up since 2002, damaging government hopes of meeting a 10-year target of halving the rate by 2010. Hilary Pannack is from the charity Straight Talking, which educates young people about the problems facing teenage mums and discusses some of the reasons why young girls get pregnant. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast in February 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Society Health and Development


    Children and Young People

  • Keywords: Teenager, pregnancy, aspirations, teenage mums
Ideas for use in class
  • Discussion around possible reasons for increase in pregnancy rate. Activities around the problems that may face teenage mums and the support that they can access. Partnership working between the sectors including NHS e.g. midwives, support from the education department, social services teams etc.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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