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Melton tops regional teen pregnancy list

The recently published Victorian Women’s Health Atlas found, for every 1000 women who gave birth in Melton last year, almost 13 were teenagers – 40 per cent higher than the western metropolitan average.

Women’s Health Victoria Chief Executive Rita Butera, who oversaw the compilation of the health atlas, said teenagers and women in outer suburbia face difficulties accessing contraception, including emergency contraceptives …

… Ms Butera said it was important women’s services access young people to talk about contraception in a bid to curb unwanted and unplanned pregnancies …

Article: Star Weekly (Melton and Moorabool) (27/11/2015)