http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-28860/UK-tops-league-teenage-pregnancy.html This article was taken from the mail online which states with the header “UK tops league of teenage pregnancy” and claiming that this is because of ‘ignorance’ “despite being one of the worlds biggest users of contraceptives”. This implies that the UK thinks they know how to reduce the teenage pregnancy rate but instead they have a lack of knowledge of sex education overall e.g. that the contraceptive pill should be taken everyday regularly.
http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/big-question/the-big-question-why-are-teenage-pregnancy-rates-so-high-and-what-can-be-done-about-it-1623828.html This article was taken from the independent which claims that the reason for a high level of teenage pregnancy is because “todays youngsters have been subjected to ‘sexploitation’” caused by “advertisers aiming sexy clothing ads”. This contradicts the previous news paper article suggesting that the youth of today do have the knowledge of sex education and that it is commercialism that is the cause of high teenage pregnancy rates. Is it possible that both of these are the cause? We want to try and find the cause within our documentary but also the solution.