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Preventing Pregnancy for GP/Family Medicine professionals

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session discusses the issue of preventing teenage pregnancy in general and will identify the factors which have been shown to reduce levels of teenage pregnancy.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe at least four factors that are associated with high teenage pregnancy rates
  • List the initiatives that are likely to be effective in reducing teenage pregnancy


In England, following the implementation of the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy between 1999 and 2010, the under 18 conception rate has continued to decline significantly to the lowest level since comparable records began in 1969. However, the rate remains higher than comparable western European countries. Reductions vary significantly between local authorities and outcomes for young parents and their children remain disproportionately poor. As a result preventing teenage pregnancy remains a priority. Public Health England launched a 'Teenage Pregnancy Framework' in 2016 which can be downloaded from Resources/Downloads. Wales and Northern Ireland have not had specific teenage pregnancy strategies but have introduced many similar initiatives.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete the following AH sessions:

  • 09_005 Contraception (401-0042)
  • 09_006 Teenage Parents (401-0043)
Instructors / Speakers
Marian Davis,
General Practitioner

Marian has worked as a General Practitioner (GP) in rural Herefordshire for over 30 years and has had a longstanding interest in adolescent health- particularly the areas of access, hard to reach groups and transition. She ran a dedicated clinic in the practice for over 20 years which was well supported by young people and their parents. Between 1999 and 2013, she set up a series of clinics in secondary schools providing comprehensive primary care. She has been a member of the Adolescent Health Group at RCGP since 1995 and its chair for over 5 years. She currently works in the UK as a non-principal GP and as a volunteer in a number of settings overseas, including developing youth friendly services in rural Uganda.

Preventing Pregnancy for GP/Family Medicine professionals
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Children and young peoples health, Family planning/birth control
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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