Re: Has Britain solved its teenage pregnancy problem?
Health planners are deluding themselves if they believe the dramatic fall in teenage pregnancy rates are attributable to any government initiatives, in the UK or elsewhere. Youth crime rates are falling equally dramatically and one explanation is the time teenagers are spending playing video games and using social networks. Large numbers of young people are spending their spare time on the internet and therefore avoiding the temptations of fighting, thieving, boozing and sexual experimentation.
John Bache FRCS
Retired consultant in emergency medicine
Competing interests: No competing interests