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Teen Pregnancy


Most US high school students have never had sex

Carolyn Moynihan | 11 May 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: abstinence, sex education, teen pregnancy
A report from the federal health monitoring agency, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), brings the news that births to teenagers aged 15-19 are down by 44 per cent on 1990.


Teenage birth control and its unfortunate consequences

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 February 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: morning after pill, STDs, teen pregnancy
A decade ago public health experts and frontline health professionals convinced the UK government that easy (free, over the counter) access to the morning after pill would bring down the country’s record rates of teenage pregnancy. It hasn’t, but it has helped to increase sexually transmitted infections among teens.


Teen pregnancy: It’s the attitude, stupid

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 June 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: contraception, teen pregnancy
The “comprehensive” sex education crowd in the United States are fond of saying that abstinence-only education has been responsible for the stalling of a downward trend in teenage pregnancies and childbearing that started about 1995. A new government report, however, suggests another reason.


Guttmacher’s spin on ‘teen pregnancy’

Pia de Solenni | 05 February 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: Alan Guttmacher Institute, teen pregnancy
If you count adolescents old enough to vote and enlist, sure the pregnancy rate went up.


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