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[Correspondence] Teenage Pregnancy Strategy for England

We very much welcome the Article by Kaye Wellings and colleagues1 that reports the changes in pregnancies in girls aged under 18 years in England since 2000. This careful analysis identifies some of the many and varied factors that affect this important outcome; amongst these factors are activities that were implemented as part of the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy. Given that country-level (or even regional-level) randomised controlled trials are not possible in such large and complex areas, the kind of detailed analyses described by Wellings and colleagues are immensely helpful in moving beyond simple associations and in lending support to the idea that the Strategy contributed substantially to this result.

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