A campaign promoting sexual health and the use of contraception has been launched across the North East's universities and colleges.
The drive, which is timed to coincide with with Freshers' Week, focuses on lasting and reliable contraceptives and aims to increase knowledge of the range of contraceptive methods available and reduce rates of unintended and unwanted pregnancies.
The region has England's highest teenage pregnancy rate, with 200 under-18s becoming pregnant every month.
Fergus Neilson, of Public Health North East, said: "Increasing knowledge of the range of contraceptive methods available will be fundamental in helping us to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies."
Newcastle, Teesside, Sunderland, Stockton and Durham campuses will be visited by the campaign.
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