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Systematic review
Combined educational and contraceptive interventions reduce unplanned teenage pregnancy, but how useful is this finding for policy and practice?
  1. Adam Fletcher
  1. Correspondence to Dr Adam Fletcher
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK; adam.fletcher{at}

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Reducing the incidence of pregnancies among young people aged under 18 years continues to be a public health priority in many countries.1 Although teenage parenthood can be a positive experience, it is associated with subsequent adverse health outcomes, and these associations remain after adjusting for pre-existing social, economic and health problems.2 Social disadvantage is also strongly associated with teenage pregnancy, as both a cause and a consequence.3

This systematic review updates a previous …

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