Coventry - Heads blamed for pregnancies

6th November 2009 at 00:00

Coventry public health supremos have blamed headteachers for the area's high rate of teenage pregnancy, which dropped by only 2 per cent in a decade.

Caron Grainger, the city's public health director, said: "We're trying to make heads understand that it's as big a problem for them as for us. I don't think sex education features on many heads' agendas. There is a way to go ensuring teachers are up to speed."

The city has spent #163;2.6 million tackling the pregnancy rate, but it is one and a half times the UK average of 41.9 per 1,000 girls. ib.

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