Independent report

Teenage pregnancy: past successes - future challenges

Document outlining the successes, developments and challenges of the government's teenage pregnancy strategy, including recommendations.


Teenage pregnancy: Past successes - future challenges


For 10 years the teenage pregnancy independent advisory group (TPIAG) has advised ministers and monitored the teenage pregnancy strategy. This is the final report from the TPIAG.

England’s under-18 pregnancy rate is currently at its lowest level for over 20 years, but it is still unacceptably high. The evidence is clear that teenage parenthood results in poor health, under-achievement and low earnings for both the mother and her baby. In 2000 the teenage pregnancy strategy was launched.

Published 15 December 2010