England launches campaign on teenage pregnanciesBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7199.1646 (Published 19 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1646
- Annabel Ferriman, parliamentary correspondent
A £60m ($96m) campaign to halve the rate of teenage pregnancy in England over the next 10 yearswas launched by the government this week, after a year long investigation into the problem by the prime minister's Social Exclusion Unit.
Teenage boys will be targeted in the campaign with the message that they will be expected to support any children whom they father. They will be warned that the Child Support Agency will be able to pursue them for …