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Cost effective campaigns

Posted by Prymface on Monday, May 24, 2010,

May 5th was National Teenage Pregnancy Prevention day, or was it a whole month? The UK seem to have ignored it anyway. Maybe that's a good thing, I'm not sure how much difference it makes. I guess we'll have to wait 18 months (or however long it takes for figures to come out) to see. And even then we wont really know. It seems that a lot of money is put into projects without much evidence that it makes any difference. In USA Bristol Palin is being paid £30000000* to talk about pausing or som...
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Preventing Teenage Pregnancy or simply preventing agency

Posted by prymface on Saturday, May 8, 2010,
I know it's all been said before here and here and I've blogged about it recently but it seems some people still believe that in order to prevent pregnancies they need to reinforce the message that all teenage pregnancies are 'bad' and 'shameful' and will basically ruin your life, rather than allow young people to talk about why they may want a baby, or why they feel like they don't have the same choices as other girls, or why they don't care enough about themselves to think about the next da...
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How should we portray teenage parents?

Posted by Prymface on Thursday, April 15, 2010,

I read an article this week about the Juno effect, or rather the death of it. Turns out, amid all this moral panic, the film Juno did NOT actually cause teenage birth rates to increase! The thing is people really don’t know how to portray young parents responsibly. As the article states:

‘Juno was too smart, funny and likable; Katherine Heigl in "Knocked Up" was too pretty and too happy; the Gloucester girls were too poor and too dumb; Jamie Lynn Spears was too rich and too dumb; Bristol P...
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