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Teenage Pregnancy


Parental consent: required for minors’ use of birth control?

Tamara Rajakariar | 19 June 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: birth control, parental consent, teenage pregnancy, Texas
Will the condition of parental consent increase or decrease teen pregnancies?


How “risk reduction” policies keep the cost of teen sex high

Carolyn Moynihan | 03 September 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Britain, risk reduction, teenage pregnancy
Economics might not be the most obvious discipline for studying teenage sexual activity and its results, but the dismal science can, in fact, throw some light on what seems an intractable modern problem.


IUDs: the final solution for teen pregnancy?

Mariette Ulrich | 10 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: contraception, teenage pregnancy
Teenage pregnancy rates have declined by 40 per cent since 1990. Abstinence and the pill are both claimed to have played a role. But for those who use neither, certain experts propose a solution that takes the decision out of their hands. Doesn't this show more clearly than ever before the disregard for human dignity in the contraceptive approach?


Babies, birth control, and what teens really want

Meg T. McDonnell | 18 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: birth control, teenage pregnancy
A campaign to prevent teenage pregnancy ignores the clues young people themselves give about the real remedies.


Making 13-year-olds pregnancy-proof

Carolyn Moynihan | 14 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: contraception, teenage pregnancy
It was always obvious to any sane adult that giving contraceptives to teenagers would do next to nothing to stop them getting pregnant.


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