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Title: An interview survey of teenage pregnancy in Grampian and the resulting interventions
Author: Wareham, Valerie A.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3563 380X
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 1998
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Chapter One: This chapter presents a review of the literature with reference where possible to work originating within the United Kingdom. It considers the causes and consequences of teenage pregnancy and reviews strategies for primary prevention. Chapter Two: Chapter Two describes the aims and objectives of the research. Teenage women with recent experience of pregnancy-related services within Aberdeen Royal Hospitals were interviewed in order to determine the adequacy of current service provision and identify any requirement for additional dedicated services. The opportunity was taken to further explore their experiences of obtaining and using contraception and to document their opinions of current secondary school sexual health education. Chapter Three: Chapter Three describes the development of the semi-structured interview schedules, the conduct of the pilot study and the data collection and analysis during the study proper. Chapter Four: This chapter presents the results of the semi-structured interviews conducted with 100 teenage women consecutively undergoing termination of pregnancy in Aberdeen Royal Hospitals from February 1992. The interviews confirmed the frequency of unprotected intercourse amongst these women and revealed deficiencies in the provision of abortion services for teenagers. Chapter Five: This chapter presents the results of the semi-structured interviews conducted with 100 teenage women consecutively giving birth within Aberdeen Maternity Hospital from February 1992. The teenagers were generally satisfied with the maternity services provided. Chapter Six: Chapter Six presents the views of both groups of teenagers concerning the region's school sex education. The teenagers described specific criticisms of the sex education they received and suggested improvements. Chapter Seven: This chapter describes the development and evaluation of a dedicated clinic for teenagers requesting termination of pregnancy. The specific problems revealed in Chapter Four were used to guide the development of a new clinic which was then evaluated using an original research instrument. The evaluation demonstrated that attention to the stated needs of teenagers will allow providers to create a more acceptable service.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Terminations; Sex education; Contraception