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Shock Teen Pregnancy Video In UK Sparks Controversy (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   First Posted: 06/20/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:25 PM ET

An extremely explicit YouTube video meant to scare teenage girls out of ever getting pregnant has become somewhat of a web sensation after it was initially removed, only to later be reinstated. The video depicts (graphically) a teenage actress on a school yard, surrounded by a loud mob of other students fighting to catch a glimpse as she apparently gives birth. The video was posted by the Leicester NHS Trust. According to The Canadian Press:

There are about 50 conceptions per 1,000 girls between the ages of 15 and 17 in Leicester City, eight more than the country's average, according to statistics provided by Leicester City public health officials.


Overall, Britain's teen-pregnancy rates are among the highest in Europe and one recent report indicated that they are on the rise, specifically in England and Wales.


Watch (WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES):




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