Most undergraduates spend their first year at university learning how to stand on their own feet away from home, making new friends, and spending a fair few hours in the bar. But what happens if you get pregnant? Two women share their experience of being young mothers at Oxford.
The idea of having a baby as a teenager often is viewed as both a personal catastrophe and a social problem. This is probably why the continuing decline in teenage births in Britain – which is now at the lowest level since records began – is presented as a policy triumph. But research tells a different story.