Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People Strategy

This is the first Scottish Strategy which focuses on pregnancy and parenthood in young people.


a. By services, we mean all services in public, private and third sectors together with communities working to deliver shared outcomes.

b. The intrauterine device (IUD) and intrauterine system (IUS) and the implant

c. Data from 2012/13 show that 80.7% of all women achieved the target, whereas none of the young women in the 'teenage' age groups (<20, <18, <16) achieved the target. This was notable for the under 16 age group, of whom only 41.9% were booked for antenatal care by 12 weeks. Available at

d. maternity services refers to the specialist care provided by midwives, obstetricians, anaesthetists, neonatologists, paediatricians

e. Source: Eurostat data, compiled by the Office for National Statistics

f. International comparisons of teenage births (2014) Office of National Statisitcs, available at

g. The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) is the Scottish Government's official tool for identifying those places in Scotland suffering from deprivation. In this context, deprivation is defined more widely as the range of problems that arise due to lack of resources or opportunities, covering health, safety, education, employment, housing and access to services, as well as financial aspects.

h. ISD (2015) Teenage Pregnancy - Year ending 31st December 2012 [online] (Accessed May 2015) Available from:

i. Teuton J, Johnson R, Windsor S. Outcomes framework and supporting evidence for the Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People Strategy in Scotland. Edinburgh: NHS Health Scotland; 2015


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