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18 Pregnant Schoolgirls

Documentary looking at events in Gloucester, Massachusetts, when an unusually large number of teenage girls turned up for pregnancy tests at the clinic of a school. Within hours the news of an alleged 'pregnancy pact' had travelled round the world, appearing in newspapers, TV bulletins and chat shows. Town officials denied the rumours, but was there any truth in them?

Featuring interviews with the girls, their families and friends, the film tells the human story behind the headlines.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 16 Apr 2009 02:00

18 Pregnant Schoolgirls

Documentary looking at events in Gloucester, Massachusetts, when an unusually large number of teenage girls turned up for pregnancy tests at the clinic of a school. Within hours the news of an alleged 'pregnancy pact' had travelled round the world, appearing in newspapers, TV bulletins and chat shows. Town officials denied the rumours, but was there any truth in them?

Featuring interviews with the girls, their families and friends, the film tells the human story behind the headlines.

Credits

Role Contributor
DirectorJames Quinn