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Contraception: Young People

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps he has taken to increase the level of awareness and knowledge amongst young people of the range of available contraceptive methods. (253458)

The NHS Operating Framework for 2009-10 calls upon primary care trusts to reduce teenage pregnancy rates by providing a full range of contraception services and methods.

In support of the £26.8 million additional funding for contraceptive services, a new targeted campaign will begin this year to highlight the full range of contraception available, including long acting reversible contraception.

We are also improving young people's access to contraceptive and sexual health advice, by making services more young people friendly and by locating services in places that fit with young people's daily lives, including in schools, further education colleges and other youth settings.