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Reducing Teenage Pregnancy in Sheffield Sam Martin Joint Commissioning and Health Strategy Manager Sheffield City Council Why reducing teenage pregnancy matters Impact on mother Increased risk at age 30 of: Living in poverty Unemployment Single parent No qualifications

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reducing teenage pregnancy in sheffield

Reducing Teenage Pregnancyin Sheffield

Sam Martin

Joint Commissioning and Health Strategy Manager

Sheffield City Council

why reducing teenage pregnancy matters
Why reducing teenage pregnancy matters

Impact on mother

Increased risk at age 30 of:

  • Living in poverty
  • Unemployment
  • Single parent
  • No qualifications

3 x increased risk post natal depression

Higher risk of poor mental health up to 3 years

after birth

why reducing teenage pregnancy matters3
Why reducing teenage pregnancy matters

Impact on child

60% higher infant mortality rate

Mother 3 x more likely to smoke during pregnancy,more likely to have low weight birth, and 50% less likely to breastfeed, all with negative health consequences for the child

63% increased risk of being born into poverty

Increased risk of:

  • mortality under 8 years old
  • accidents
  • behavioural problems
  • (for girls) becoming a teenage mother
national reducing teenage pregnancy strategy
National Reducing Teenage Pregnancy Strategy
  • Target: Reduce the rate of conception for 15-17 year olds by 50% by 2010, from the baseline rate in 1998.
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senior local sponsorship and engagement of all key partners – inc communications and workforce training
  • Make good use of data
  • Good quality young people’s contraceptive and sexual health services
  • Strong delivery of PSHE and SRE in schools and in the youth services
  • Target interventions in the right place with the right people at the right time
  • Work with parents
  • RAISING ASPIRATION
a challenge
A challenge
  • Are we convinced?
  • Do we really believe we can do it?
  • Is it REALLY everybody’s business?