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Teen Pregnancy Rate

US Teen Birth Rate Lowest Since 1940

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — The U.S. teen birth rate in 2009 fell to its lowest point in almost 70 years of record-keeping – a decline that stunned experts ...

Teen Pregnancy Rates Highest In South

The Hill's Healthwatch | Mike Lillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, for instance, 2008 birth rates were less than 25 per 1,000 teens aged 15 to 19, CDC found. I...

A National Stand to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Before the age of 20, 52% of Latina teens become pregnant at least once. At almost twice the national average, Latinas have the highest teen pregnancy and birth rates of any major ethnic group in the United States.

Who Put Failed Ab-Only Programs Back in Health Care Reform?

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

By James Wagoner, President, Advocates for Youth Lost in the shuffle of analysis of the new health care reform legislation, is the fact that Democrat...

San Francisco Values Save the World!

Mark Morford | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

Would the spittle-flecked bipeds who write to me (or comment down below) and misspell "commy" and "sodimite" listen or care in the slightest? I already know the answer.

Reproductive Education Program Helps Break Poverty Cycle

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Reproductive Justice

When Precious joined our teen pregnancy prevention program, she was 10 years old and headed straight back toward the cycle of poverty that she had come from.

Black History Month: Addressing Health Disparities

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sharon L. Camp

As the United States celebrates Black History Month, one enduring challenge we face as a nation is the persistent health disparities between black and...

Policies to Curb Latina Teen Pregnancies Have the Reverse Effect

Silvia Henriquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Silvia Henriquez

It may be politically expedient to treat high Latina teen pregnancy rates as the problem to be solved rather than the result of social inequities -- but it isn't likely to be effective.

Shock Teen Pregnancy Video In UK Sparks Controversy (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An extremely explicit YouTube video meant to scare teenage girls out of ever getting pregnant has become somewhat of a web sensation after it was init...

How the Candie's Foundation and Bristol Palin Created a National Dialogue on Teen Pregnancy

Neil Cole | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Neil Cole

Whether we, as Americans can agree on safe sex vs. abstinence is not the issue here; the issue is educating teens about pregnancy prevention.

Teen Births Rise Again: Are Babies Always a Blessing?

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Logan Levkoff

But a true blessing is in having the ability to make informed decisions, the freedom to speak up, access to reproductive health services, and having accurate and effective sexuality education.

Why Contraception Saves Money and Prevents Abortion

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Klatsky

While I respect the opinions of those who oppose abortion, I do not understand why those same leaders would then oppose policies proven to reduce abortions.

Why Are American Women Having More Children?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Even if the declining employment rates for women don't reflect general support for "opting out," the cultural elevation of women who choose to stay home with their kids is palpable.

Teen Pregnancy in America Today

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marian Wright Edelman

We have an opportunity to take advantage of a renewed national conversation and once again emphasize pregnancy prevention for today's teenagers -- both boys and girls.

Teen Pregnancies On The Rise For First Time In 15 Years

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In a troubling reversal, the nation's teen birth rate rose for the first time in 15 years, surprising government health officials and reviving the bi...