Teenage Pregnancy

Teenage Pregnancy

Me Learning
Updated Jul 19, 2024
Course Description

Course Description

This engaging course will enable you to understand the complex issue of teenage pregnancy; its causes and consequences, the current government strategies for reducing teenage conception rates and sexual risk-taking, and how the right support and access to contraceptive advice and services can make a difference.

In this course you will learn about:

  • How prevalent the problem is
  • Indicators of poor outcomes
  • The impact of teenage parenting on the mother and child
  • Who is most at risk of becoming a teenage parent
  • The importance of not stereotyping teenage parents
  • What the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy 1999 is
  • What other policies are relevant to teenage pregnancy since it was introduced
  • Ensuring early access to appropriate multi-agency support
  • Ensuring access to Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)
  • Why pregnant teenagers need additional help
  • What happens when they get poor service from professionals
  • What teenagers want from you
  • What skills you need to use
  • What messages you need to convey to teenagers about sex and teenage pregnancy
  • What level of confidentiality you can give teenagers

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who works with or has contact with teenagers, young people, and their families, including:

  • Carers, parents and education staff
  • Frontline health and social care staff
  • Professional organisations

Course Duration

60 minutes