Make the morning-after pill available in schools, health professionals urged the Scottish government today.
The suggestion was made to Holyrood's health committee which is holding an inquiry into teenage pregnancy and what can be done to reduce it.
The Scottish Sexual Health Lead Clinicians Group said: "The potential for the school nursing service to make an impact is restricted by lack of finance for posts and also timidity on the part of government and local authorities - why is emergency contraception not available in schools?
"Vaccination against a sexually transmitted infection (HPV) is given in schools, why can't pregnancy and other STIs be prevented?"
NHS Fife has the highest pregnancy rate among under-16s and under-18s while NHS Ayrshire and Arran had the highest rate among under-20s.