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[Midland Montage: 08.07.1959: Teenage Mothers]

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Date 1959
Duration 00:02:48
Film type Black & White / Sound
Production Professional
Genre Television News
Company ATV

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Summary Leslie Dunn interviews the Medical Officer for Health for Worcestershire about the numbers of teenage mothers and illegitimate babies born in the county.
Description Leslie Dunn introduces the item with a piece to camera. He then interviews the unnamed Worcestershire medical officer about the reasons behind an apparent high number of teenage mothers as well as illegitimate babies in the county. The medical officer suggests that it may be due to a "desire by teenagers to exert their individuality".
Credits No Credits Specified
Tags Social Problems, Youth

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