Teen Pregnancy


Most US high school students have never had sex
Carolyn Moynihan | May 11 2012 | comment  

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 | Feb 10 2011 | comment  
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 | Jun 7 2010 | comment  
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.
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