Letters Rates of teenage pregnancy

Obesity and lower teenage pregnancy rates

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3227 (Published 14 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3227
  1. Anne-Thea McGill, research clinician and GP1
  1. 1School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Tamaki Campus, Glen Innes, Auckland, New Zealand
  1. at.mcgill{at}auckland.ac.nz

It seems heartening that unplanned conception and pregnancy rates in teenagers are decreasing in England,1 New Zealand,2 and the United States.3 However, we should be cautious in thinking that our social programmes and availability of new family planning technologies are the only solutions to this problem.

The authors of the above papers mentioned that many resources and services have …

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