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Intervention Now to Eliminate Repeat Unintended Pregnancy in Teenagers (INTERUPT): a systematic review of intervention effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, and qualitative and realist synthesis of implementation factors and user engagement

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  • Rhiannon Whitaker
  • M. Hendry
  • Rabeea'h Aslam
  • Andrew Booth
  • Ben Carter
  • Joanna Charles
  • Noel Craine
  • Rhiannon Edwards
  • Jane Noyes
  • Lupete Ives Ntambwe
  • Diana Pasterfield
  • Joanne Rycroft-Malone
  • Nefyn Williams
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/03/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Health Technology Assessment
Issue number16
Volume20
Number of pages246
Pages (from-to)1-246
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

The UK has one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in Western Europe. One-fifth of these are repeat pregnancies. Unintended conceptions can cause substantial emotional, psychological and educational harm to teenagers, often with enduring implications for life chances. Babies of teenage mothers have increased mortality and are at a significantly increased risk of poverty, educational underachievement and unemployment later in life, with associated costs to society. It is important to identify effective, cost-effective and acceptable interventions.