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HDA publications

Many Health Development Agency (HDA) publications are available in PDF format below. These publications were either:

  • produced by the HDA, or
  • commissioned by them, but published after its functions were transferred to NICE.

While these publications help support evidence-based decision making by public health practitioners, they do not represent NICE guidance.

Reducing the rate of teenage conceptions: A review of the evidence (US, Canada, Australia & NZ)

A review of the international evidence on preventing and reducing teenage pregnancy: the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. This report recommends that policy initiatives should focus on tackling the root causes of social dislocation and low aspirations that lead to higher levels of teenage pregnancy by targeting educational opportunities and aspirations from pre-primary age onwards. For teenagers, programmes that improve young people’s knowledge and access to contraceptive services do not in themselves increase levels of sexual activity and will improve effective contraception use.

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