The importance of including fathers in reproductive planning, pregnancy and childbirth cannot be overstated and it is increasingly recognised that addressing their sense of exclusion from maternity services requires further action. One very overlooked area, however, is in helping young men, alongside their partners, in preventing an unintended teenage pregnancy. The UK has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Western Europe and, while teenage men are seen as half of the problem, they are rarely regarded as half of the solution. We argue that education is an essential part of the process of increasing men's sense of inclusion and describe If I were Jack, an educational resource about unintended teenage pregnancy which has been developed specifically for young men.
|Journal||The Practising Midwife|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2013|
- YOUNG FATHERS; UNINTENDED TEENAGE PREGNANCY; TEENAGE PREGNANCY; RSE RESOURCES; SEX EDUCATION
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Maternity and Midwifery