Teenage pregnancy

There has been a slight fall in the number of teenage pregnancies in Gloucestershire.

Figures show there were 333 in 2008, compared to 364 the year before.

Despite this Britain still has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Western Europe and the Government is keen to do more to bring figures down.

They have announced plans for more online help, advice for teachers and better support for parents.

Shelia King is the co-ordinator of 'Young Mums To Be' (YMTB), a training programme in Gloucester.

She told Heart the help they give and why it's so important

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Shelia is also keen to dispel the myth that all teenage pregnancies are mistakes and the babies are unwanted.

Heart spoke to one teenager on the training course:

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