- The majority of young women who conceive under the age of 18 have not planned to do so, and young mothers and their children face significant disadvantages.
- Alcohol and drug use and sexual risk-taking are intimately linked.
- Attachment to school and high educational expectations and aspirations are a strong protective factor against young motherhood.
- Young people are let down by PSHE education which is limited in scope and delivery and which does not explore the links between alcohol and drug use and sexual health.
Download other papers in the series or the whole set as a zip file:
- Disengaged from school, engaged with drugs and alcohol? Young people at risk
- Smoking prevention among young people
- Young people’s drinking: health harms and NHS burden
- Drugs, alcohol and youth crime: Counting the cost
- Alcohol, drugs and sexual health: Tackling under-18 conceptions
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