Teenage pregnancy

I am pregnant

If you are a parent to be or a pregnant young person, this leaflet contains some useful information – from what not to eat to how to book a midwife at your local hospital:

Help and advice

Children's centres

These are places full of services for parents to be, mums, dads and families with children under five years. They can offer information, advice, health services and activities:

Sexual health services

It is very easy to become pregnant soon after having a baby. All parents should be thinking about their contraceptive choices, there are over 13 types of contraception available and many of these do not have to be taken every day or used each time you have sex.

Sexual health and contraceptive services for young people are spread across the borough. A full list of services can be found at www.urlife.org.uk

Teenage pregnancy in Camden

Camden has achieved a 64.4% reduction in the number of teenage conceptions since the 1998 baseline. The latest full year data released from the Office of National Statistics relates to 2012, and Camden has a rate of 18.1 conceptions per 1,000 15 to 17 year-olds, equivalent to 48 under 18 conceptions in a year.  The under 18 conception rate for England in the same year was 27.7 and for London was 25.9 per 1,000 15 to 17 year-olds.

In Camden we believe that relationships, sexual health and contraceptive education is everyone’s responsibility. We have created a framework to guide schools’ sex and relationship education provision, trained staff to provide sessions for parents on talking to their children about growing up, sex and relationships and trained the youth workforce to work with young people to support them to develop safe, healthy relationships.


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