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Preventative Care targeting teenage pregnancy: Request for opinions

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Eloise1984 Mon 13-Jun-11 13:05:19

Preventative Care Tackling Teenage Pregnancy in the UK: A Case Study on Midwives.

I'd like to gather quantitative information regarding this sensitive topic. I'd like to talk to you about your experiences, opinions and insights. Currently, preventative measures dont work as well as they should in the UK. I want to consider how this could change, by asking these questions:

Do people feel there is a lack of adequate support for teenagers and their concerns regarding sex?
Would families feel willing to talk to an outsider about their children?
Is there a political interest in involving the midwife in preventative care?
-How expensive would it be?
-Would it be a viable option, considering time/work restraints already incumbent in midwifery?
-How willing would the community be to listen to the midwife?
Have other countries used the midwife in similar initiatives, and what do you think of them?

If you have any suggestions, or are free to meet me for an informal chat on skype, please do not hesitate to contact me.My thesis is dependent upon creating and maintaining contact with the community.

Given the rate of teenage pregnancy in the UK, I feel further study is necessary regarding preventative care. However, this is not simply a matter of creating a greater availability of contraception. My thesis will focus on the SES, cultutal and media influences that act to sustain this health issue.

If any of you have opinions on this matter, please contact me!

My progress will be track-able on Twitter, and my blog will be running from next week. If you are interested in continuing this discussion, I will upload my webpage.

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