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How contraception nurses can improve teenage sexual health

Reducing the number of pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among those aged under 16 is a government priority due to rising numbers of both (Department of Health, 1999; 2001; Social Exclusion Unit, 1999). Contraceptive nurses have a key role as they are in a unique position to give clients the opportunity to talk about intimate areas of their sexual life and anxieties in a non-judgemental environment (Everett, 1998).

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