A group of mothers is urging the government to do more to warn teenage girls about the realities of having children.
Scotland has a higher rate of teenage pregnancy than most other western European countries. In 2010, the number of pregnancies in under-16s was 7.1 per 1000.
A group of young mothers from Rathbone Scotland met children’s minister Aileen Campbell in Glasgow on Thursday to urge the Scottish Government to roll out education in schools which targets teenage girls.
One of the group was Zoe Riley, who had her son when she was 19.
She said: "It’s difficult and I’m sure everybody will say it’s difficult. When I went to my house on my own, that was the hard bit. There was no one there to chap on and ask for help. I just had to learn for myself.
"I think they should do more in the schools for young girls to make them realise it’s hard work having a baby. Young girls should have a life before they bring another baby in to the world."