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May 29, 2014, 09:20 ET Teen Birth Rate Declines 10% in 2013

Teen birth rates declined 10% in 2013 and have declined fully 57% since peaking in 1991, according to new data released today by the Centers for...


Apr 29, 2014, 12:49 ET Teen Childbearing in Mississippi Costs Taxpayers $137 Million Annually

Teen childbearing in Mississippi cost taxpayers at least $137 million in 2010, according to an updated analysis from The National Campaign to Prevent ...


Apr 29, 2014, 12:44 ET Teen Childbearing in Texas Costs Taxpayers $1.1 Billion Annually

Teen childbearing in Texas cost taxpayers at least $1.1 billion in 2010, according to an updated analysis from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen...


Apr 29, 2014, 12:42 ET Teen Childbearing in Illinois Costs Taxpayers $434 Million Annually

Teen childbearing in Illinois cost taxpayers at least $434 million in 2010, according to an updated analysis from The National Campaign to Prevent...


Apr 29, 2014, 12:34 ET Teen Childbearing in Florida Costs Taxpayers $443 Million Annually

Teen childbearing in Florida cost taxpayers at least $443 million in 2010, according to an updated analysis from The National Campaign to Prevent...


Apr 29, 2014, 12:31 ET Teen Childbearing in California Costs Taxpayers $956 Million Annually

Teen childbearing in California cost taxpayers at least $956 million in 2010, according to an updated analysis from The National Campaign to Prevent...


Aug 28, 2012, 10:31 ET Teens Say Parents Most Influence Their Decisions About Sex

Teens say that parents (38%) most influence their decisions about sex—more than peers (22%), the media (9%), teachers and educators (4%), and others, ...


Jun 20, 2012, 10:59 ET U.S. Teen Pregnancy Rate at Historic Low

The U.S. teen pregnancy rate has plummeted 40% between 1990 and 2008 (the most recent data available) and is now at a historic low, according to a...


Jun 20, 2012, 04:36 ET Índice de embarazo en las adolescentes en Estados Unidos marca récords más bajos en la historia, a pesar de las grandes disminuciones, los índices de las adolescentes latinas son más altos que el promedio

El índice de embarazo en las adolescentes en Estados Unidos cayó en picada en un 40% entre 1990 y 2008 (los datos más recientes disponibles), y...


May 01, 2012, 09:38 ET Teens Say Parents Most Influence Their Decisions about Sex

Teens say parents most influence their decisions about sex and 87% say it would be much easier for them to postpone sex and avoid teen pregnancy if...


Feb 10, 2012, 04:45 ET The Administration Announces a Constructive Policy on Contraceptive Coverage for Women Employed by Religiously-Affiliated Organizations

Today President Obama announced that women will have free preventive care that includes contraceptive services no matter where they work, while...


Feb 10, 2012, 01:48 ET Bedsider.org Embraces Awkward Sex Moments With New Confessions App On Facebook

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Bedsider.org, a free online birth control resource, and the Ad Council, reveal a new Facebook® app that inspires...


Feb 08, 2012, 07:30 ET U.S. Teen Pregnancy Rate Declines, at Lowest Rate Since 1972

The U.S. teen pregnancy rate has declined 42% from its peak in 1990 and is now at a nearly 40-year low, according to new data from the Guttmacher...


Dec 07, 2011, 05:07 ET U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Decides Against Making Plan B One-Step Emergency Contraception More Widely Available

Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius did not accept the recommendation of the Food and Drug...


Nov 17, 2011, 12:10 ET U.S. Teen Birth Rate Drops a Dramatic 9% in 2010

The U.S. teen birth rate declined 9% in 2010 and is now at the lowest level ever reported, according to data released today by the Centers for...


Oct 12, 2011, 01:25 ET Less Than Half of Teens Have Had Sex

Less than half of teens (ages 15-19) have had sex and the percentage of teen boys who used a condom the first time they had sex is on the rise,...


Jul 19, 2011, 04:31 ET Institute of Medicine Report on Clinical Preventive Services for Women

Today the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Women's Preventive Services Study Committee recommended that health insurers cover "the full range of Food and...


Jun 09, 2011, 10:00 ET Teen Childbearing Cost Taxpayers $10.9 Billion in 2008

Teen childbearing in the United States cost taxpayers (federal, state, and local) at least $10.9 billion in 2008, according to an updated analysis...


May 02, 2011, 02:40 ET 10th Annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is May 4, 2011

Hundreds of thousands of teens nationwide are expected to participate in the tenth annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy on May 4, 2011. The...


Feb 16, 2011, 12:33 ET Statement From The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy on President Obama’s FY 2012 Budget Proposal

President Obama's FY 2012 budget proposal, released on February 14, 2011, provides much-needed ongoing support for several programs that help reduce...


Feb 14, 2011, 05:54 ET U.S. House of Representatives Proposes Cuts to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

On February 11, 2011, the Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives released details of the proposed Continuing Resolution (CR)...


Dec 21, 2010, 12:41 ET Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low

he teen birth rate in the United States declined 6% in 2009 and is now at a record low, according to new data released today by the Centers for...


Oct 04, 2010, 01:49 ET Is Media Glamorizing Teen Pregnancy?

Teen pregnancy has garnered significant attention in the entertainment media over the past two years -- from MTV's popular shows 16 and Pregnant and...


Jun 29, 2010, 12:14 ET National Organizations Unveil First-Ever Pledge to Prevent Latino Teen Pregnancy

In a first-of-its-kind effort, national and local organizations that serve large numbers of Latino youth pledged to mobilize the Latino community to...


Jun 02, 2010, 12:40 ET Improvements in Teen Sex and Contraceptive Use Stalled

Declines in teen sex and improvements in contraceptive use among sexually experienced teens remained essentially unchanged between 2002 and 2006-08,...