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  • J.M. Charles
  • N.H. Williams
  • R. Whitaker
  • M. Hendry
  • A. Booth
  • B. Carter
  • J. Charles
  • N. Craine
  • R.T. Edwards
  • M. Lyons
  • J. Noyes
  • D. Pasterfield
  • J. Rycroft-Malone
  • N. Williams
Background The UK has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in Western Europe, a fifth are repeat pregnancies. Unintended conceptions can result in emotional, psychological and educational harm to teenage girls, often with enduring implications for their life chances. Babies of teenage mothers have increased mortality in their first year and increased risk of poverty, educational underachievement and unemployment later in life, with associated societal costs.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Open
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2014

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