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Contraceptive Funds Cut: Warning over unwanted pregnancies

Contraceptive Funds Cut: Warning over unwanted pregnancies

DontUse, Health, ReportingWeek2
Council cuts to contraception pills could lead to an increase in unwanted pregnancies and abortions, research reveals. Public clinics offering women contraception are closing down or reducing their opening hours due to the Whitehall cuts to local council’s public health budgets. According to The Advisory Group on Contraception (AGC) research, cuts to contraception could mean “more unplanned pregnancies and abortions” This research came after government’s announcement regarding public health cuts of more than £800m over six years. The findings according to data obtained under Freedom of Information by AGC prompted warnings from sexual health experts regarding an increase in abortions. Councils have started to reduce their contraceptive services and may continue to do so. Natika H
Should sex education be an election priority?

Should sex education be an election priority?

Health, Student
Britain still has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Western Europe, despite a 25 per cent fall in the last decade. Reporters Indraja Gugle and Sonal Gupta speak to one young adult who had an unplanned pregnancy as a teenager and asked sexual healthcare provider, Marie Stopes International, why sex and relationship education is so important. Sub editor: Kait Borsay / Deeksha Sharma Balancing their studies and extra-curricular activities, teenagers have to learn how to navigate the path between adolescence and adulthood. Amidst the competition with their peers and embarrassing parents, a baby bump is probably the last thing you’d want to add to the list. In 2007, 42,000 young girls aged 15-17 conceived. By 2012, the number went down to 27,900, according to the latest figures b