Childhood and teenage pregnancies.

Research paper by June J Leishman

Indexed on: 13 May '04Published on: 13 May '04Published in: Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)


Childhood and teenage pregnancy poses a significant social and health problem in the UK and it has implications for nurses across a wide range of disciplines. This article aims to raise awareness of the issue and help nurses to identify the risks of early sexual activity and pregnancy for young people. It includes the views of a group of first year, undergraduate nurses who took part in discussions on the topic while taking a module concerned with current health priorities.