DFTB, T. An aboriginal perspective of teen pregnancy: Cally Jetta at DFTB18, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island teenagers have a fertility rate four times higher than the general population (57/1000). This disparity is even higher in Western Australia where, in 2014, there were 88 births per 1000 in the Aboriginal and Torreds Strait Islander population compared to just 15 per 1000 in the general population.
Cally Jetta administers the Blackfella Revolution Facebook page – an Aboriginal activism and educational forum that encourages and supports education and understanding. In this talk she shares her experience and the voices of some brave young women.
This talk was recorded live at DFTB18 in Melbourne, Australia. With the theme of ‘Science and Story‘ we pushed our speakers to step out of their comfort zones and consider why we do what we do. Caring for children is not just about acquiring the scientific knowhow but also about taking a look beyond a diagnosis or clinical conundrum at the patient and their families. Tickets for DFTB19, which will be held in London, UK, are now on sale from www.dftb19.com.
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