Understanding young people in Coventry’s knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, behaviours, and influences in relation to the use of contraception, the use of contraception services and to pregnancy



To support Coventry City Council to understand young people’s knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, behaviours and influences in relation to the use of contraception, the use of contraception services and to pregnancy:

  • To review the current epidemiological evidence available regarding teenage pregnancy in Coventry
  • To improve the understanding of young people’s attitudes and behaviours towards using contraception (with a specific focus on the type of contraception: e.g. Emergency Hormonal Contraception, LARC vs non-LARC methods, condoms) and pregnancy.
  • To assess the level of young people’s knowledge of contraception services and the facilitators and barriers to using sexual health services
  • To support the Sexual Health Programme Board

This is a multi-method study which utilses both quantitative and qualitative methods to gain an understanding of what influences young people’s decisions in regards to the use of contraception, the use of contraception services and to pregnancy. The aim is to proivde support the work of the Sexual Health Board at Coventry City Council.  Key findings stemming from this work will be of interest to a wide rangeof stakeholder such as; practitioners working in health, education and social care and those with a responsibilty for organisging and delivery of sexual health services in Coventry.  The findings will also support ensuring that sexual health services are appropriate to meeting the needs of young people aged 14-19.

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