Join Edinburgh Napier's Dr. Sally Brown as she takes part in a panel of experts discussing the impact of teenage pregnancy on young people and how it can be a positive experience for some.
Although rates have been falling in the UK for many years, teenage pregnancy is often seen as a problem to be solved, and reducing unintended pregnancies is a target for the Scottish government. Meanwhile, a growing body of research around the experiences of young parents suggests that becoming a parent as a teenager is not necessarily the disaster we are led to believe it will be. Indeed, for many young people, it is a positive experience and for some, can be a turning point in their lives.
Panel chair: Professor Lynn Jamieson, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, The University of Edinburgh
Dr Sally Brown, Edinburgh Napier University
Anna Chrystal, Stepping Stones North Edinburgh
Thomas Lynch, Dads Rock
Lesley Walker, NHS Lothian
The discussion will be followed by a wine reception to celebrate the launch of Sally’s book, ‘Teenage pregnancy, parenting and intergenerational relations’ published by Palgrave Macmillan.