Outcome Framework for Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People
Glossary and Acronyms
The following are some of the key terms used in the models and accompanying evidence:
an emotional bond between an infant or toddler and primary caregiver, a strong bond being vital for the child's normal behavioural and social development.
Contraception tries to stop conception happening by keeping the egg and sperm apart or by stopping egg production.
the unfair and avoidable differences in people’s health across social groups and between different population groups.
a change in the health status of an individual, group or population which is attributable to a planned intervention or series of interventions, regardless of whether such an intervention was intended to change health status.
Integrated joint working
working jointly through the integrated health and social care services in Scotland
opportunities each individual has to improve his or her quality of life.
the state of being a parent and the responsibilities involved.
aims to prevent disease or injury before it ever occurs.
a woman's health before she becomes pregnant.
the action of conceiving a child or of one being conceived.
the resourcing and delivering of universal services at a scale and intensity proportionate to the degree of need.
Sexually active is if you have ever had penetrative, non-penetrative or oral sex contact with a man or a woman, then you are sexually active.
Sexual Health Wellbeing
Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections passed on from one person to another through unprotected [vaginal/anal sex) or sometimes through genital or oral contact.
Using protection [condoms] in order to reduce the risk of a sexually transmitted infection or unintended pregnancy.
Having sexual intercourse without protection (a condom and other contraception) from sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy
Unintended pregnancies are pregnancies that were not the planned outcome of sexual intercourse.
Accident and Emergency
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
Chief Medical Officer
Emergency Hormone Contraceptive
Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordinating Centre
Family Nurse Partnership
Guidance Development Group
Health Development Agency
Health Inequalities Impact Assessment
Long Lasting Reversible Contraception
Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People
Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
National Health Service
National Performance Framework
Randomised Control Trial
Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood
School Based Health Centres
School Linked Health Centres
Sex and Relationships Education
Seattle Social Development Project
Sexually Transmitted Infections
United States/United States of America
World Health Organization
Young People’s Youth Development Programme