Adolescent access to emergency contraception: a comment on the UK context
Fallon, D 2009, 'Adolescent access to emergency contraception: a comment on the UK context' , The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, 14 (2) , pp. 120-126.
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The provision of emergency contraception (EC) in the United Kingdom (UK) has been transformed over the past decade through advances in pharmacology and the implementation of governmental measures to reduce teenage pregnancy rates. This paper considers how these issues have developed in the current social and political context with specific reference to adolescent access to EC in the UK. It highlights the concerns caused by increased availability of EC and the tension between adolescent rights to confidential treatment and advice, and professional anxiety about encouraging secrecy or parental deception. It concludes that adolescents, whilst benefiting from increased access to EC may also face a series of challenges as a result.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Adolescents, emergency contraception, service access|
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing|
Health and Wellbeing
|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work > Centre for Nursing & Midwifery Research|
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
|Journal or Publication Title:||The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care|
|Depositing User:||Institutional Repository|
|Date Deposited:||09 May 2011 12:46|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2011 11:41|
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