Teenage pregnancy

The Sexual Health Service aims to provide sexual healthy support and advice to young people including those who are pregnant or who are young parents.

Our purpose includes:

  • reducing conceptions and sexually transmitted diseases
  • support young parents to remain in education during and after the pregnancy
  • give them the best opportunities possible for future education, employment and training
  • improving support from antenatal through to postnatal period
  • we also offer support in areas such as smoking, high aspirations and heightened self-esteem

A young person could be referred for reasons including:

  • needing sexual health information and advice
  • support to return into education, training and employment
  • support in being a teenage mother or father
  • Family Nurse Partnership Support
  • attending our Young Parents ‘Stay and Play’ Group
     

Effective Sexual Health Advice Service

A young person's access to contraception and advice is a crucial factor in reducing teenage pregnancy.  Sexual Health Hounslow run a free clinic, where young people have access to confidential advice and support.

Visit the sexual health Hounslow website    

Emergency contraception

If a young person thinks they are pregnant because of unprotected sex in the last 72 hours (3 days) they can take emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill to prevent unintended pregnancy.  The earlier they take this the more effective it is likely to be.

Download contraception guide

Please see the location of pharmacies below who can administer the emergency contraception.

Contraception and sexual health clinics in Hounslow

For further information contact:

Veronica Watts - Area Manager for Targeted Services
Children’s and Adults' Services
London Borough of Hounslow
Civic Centre
Lampton Road
Hounslow
TW3 4DN

Email: veronica.watts@hounslow.gov.uk

Telephone: 020 8583 2750

Useful contacts

Family Planning Association Helpline 0845 122 8690 - Free advice

Brook Helpline 0808 802 1234

Sexwise: 0800 28 29 30