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Teenage Mothers

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Follow three pregnant teenagers as they prepare to give birth. This whole-school video addresses sex and relationship education in secondary schools, giving a valuable insight into what life is like for young mums.

This video, which links with the Every Child Matters agenda, shows Kevani being pregnant and in care. Adelle has found the support of her family vital in coping with the stress of having a baby, while the prospect of bringing a child into the world has reminded Natalie of the importance of education.

Although conception rates for under 18s are at their lowest for 20 years, England and Wales still have the highest number of teenage pregnancies in Western Europe, with more than 40,000 babies born to teenage mothers in 2005.

Often negatively portrayed in the press, teenage mothers regularly find themselves the brunt of society's prejudices. Behind the statistics and the stereotypes are some who cope admirably and others who struggle to deal with the consequences of their actions.

Part of the series: School Matters

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