Data and information on teenage pregnancy

The Information Services Division Scotland (ISD) data considered under 20, 18 and 16 years when gathering data on teenage pregnancy,  as this helps make comparisons with the other UK countries. More detailed data for local authorities and health boards can be found on the ISD Scotland website.

It is important for practitioner, whether health professionals or other early years practitioners, to contextualise a teenage pregnancy within what may be multiple and complex factors issue. It is important to consider a woman's whole experience and the social factors that may have an impact - not just the age of the parent in isolation. A holistic and person-centred approach links young parents (both mothers and fathers) to the tailored pregnancy support they need.

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