All in The Small Print.Christine Elcoate flicks through The Small Print Guide. The 17-year-old wishes the guide had been published while she was still at school.
Now the mum of six-month-old Millierose, Christine says the sex education she received at school was less than adequate.
"I think this guide is really good," says Christine, who lives in Port Clarence For a settlement in Alaska, see .
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Christine started coming to Bayheath House in Stockton when she was three months pregnant.
She attends the young mothers' group which meets the last Thursday of every month at Bayheath House.
Christine adds: "I have an older brother and three younger sisters. I will be showing the guide to my sisters because I think it's really useful."
Amy Prest, 16, has been coming to the Stockton group for four months, since she found out she was pregnant.
"My baby is due in September," says the Norton teenager, who plans to juggle looking after her baby while furthering her studies at college.
"I am doing my GCSEs at the moment.
"I think the guide is really good.
"But I think the guide should be available to kids younger than 16 too because a lot of kids were having sex at 14 so they need to know things earlier."
Paul Ryder, 17, works with the team at Sure Start Plus. He says: "I really like the guide.
"I think it's good. It's very informative."
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It has been given a shelf life of 18 months after which it will be updated.
But the guide does not only contain advice for pregnant teenagers.
It also has telephone numbers and addresses for social organisations for young people including youth clubs, libraries and sports centres.
It has contact details for colleges and job centres.
It also deals with issues such as bullying Bullying
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Gemma Marshall joined Sure Start Plus in December after graduating last year with a Masters degree in health sciences from the University of Teesside The University of Teesside, based in Middlesbrough, UK, has a student body of 20,685 students as of 2005. Recording rises in applications of 11.4%/2.5% for degree courses beginning in 2005/2006 respectively has given Teesside, for two years running, the highest such percentage .
"I was a teenage mum myself so I know where these girls are coming from," says Gemma, who has a son Jacob, who is six-years-old.
"Throughout my degree I dealt with health issues and with my background of being a teenage mum I decided I wanted a job in this area."
Liz McCoy, teenage pregnancy co-ordinator for Stockton-on-Tees, says: "Although the number of teenage pregnancies is steadily falling, there are other health and sexual health messages we need to get across to young people.
"So we are delighted with this guide which is proving enormously popular and which is available to every 16-year-old in the borough free of charge."
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"Teenagers often find it hard to find out about things that matter to them, either from embarrassment or simply from not knowing where to turn.
"We're delighted to help them find out the answer to those burning questions which are often so difficult to ask."
* The Small Print Guide is available free from secondary schools and youth centres across the Stockton district. It is currently being given to Year 11 pupils.