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Preventing teen pregnancy in the US
  • Published Date:
    April 5, 2011
Filetype[PDF - 1.57 MB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.), Division of Reproductive Health. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services. ;
  • Series:
    Vital signs ; 2011 April
    MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report ; v. 60, early release, p. 1-8
  • Description:
    "More than 400,000 teen girls, aged 15-19 years, give birth each year in the US. The media often glamorize teens having sexual intercourse and teen parenting, but the reality is starkly different. Having a child during the teen years carries high costs--emotional, physical, and financial--to the mother, father, child, and community. Parents, educators, public health and medical professionals, and community organizations all have a role to play in reducing teen pregnancy. During the past 20 years, the rate of teen girls having children has dropped by about 40% to its lowest level since records began being kept 70 years ago. Despite this good news, there is still much work to do, because teen pregnancy has such a huge impact on the future of America's children." -p. 1

    Fact sheet released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (OSELS) in association with: Vital signs: teen pregnancy -- United States, 1991--2009 published: MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report ; v. 60, early release, p. 1-8.

    "CS221095B."

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