Health Group Posts Graphic YouTube Vid of Birthing Teen

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 19, 2009 4:54 AM CDT

(Newser) – A British National Health Service trust posted a controversial staged video on YouTube showing a teenager giving birth amid a pack of yelling high schoolers as a way to scare girls about pregnancy, reports the Daily Mail. The video shows a teen, played by an actress, giving birth on a sports field with the help of a friend whose face is smeared with blood.

The words "Not what you expected?" appears at the end, followed by: "Being a teen parent might not be, either." The video is part of a campaign by the Leicester Teenage Pregnancy and Parenthood Partnership, backed by the city council of Leicester, where half of the wards are considered teen pregnancy "hot spots." The video was removed after an outcry from the public, but was later reposted by YouTube users.