Latest Abstinence-only sex education Stories

2013-05-02 23:17:33

The United States continues to have among the highest adolescent pregnancy and birth rates in the industrialized world. Now is the time to continue efforts to reduce unintended teen pregnancy by taking action during National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (NTPPM) sponsored by Advocates for Youth. Washington (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 The United States continues to have among the highest adolescent pregnancy and birth rates in the industrialized world. Now is the time to continue our efforts to...

2012-04-05 14:03:11

Low-income teens living in areas of high inequality are more likely to have a baby rather than investing in their own economic progress New research reveals the surprising economics behind the high U.S. teen birth rates, and why Texas teens are giving birth at triple the rate of Massachusetts youth: high income inequality and low opportunity cost. For the first time, Wellesley College economist Phillip B. Levine and University of Maryland economist Melissa Schettini Kearney conducted a...

2011-12-01 00:43:19

States that prescribe abstinence-only sex education programs in public schools have significantly higher teenage pregnancy and birth rates than states with more comprehensive sex education programs, researchers from the University of Georgia have determined. The researchers looked at teen pregnancy and birth data from 48 U.S. states to evaluate the effectiveness of those states' approaches to sex education, as prescribed by local laws and policies. "Our analysis adds to the overwhelming...

2011-10-26 07:00:00

New Evidence-Based Intervention Proven Effective in Reducing the Risk of HIV, STDs and Teen Pregnancy New York, New York (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 Select Media, the nationâs leading evidence-based health education publishing and media company, today announced the launch of a new evidence-based abstinence-only sex education program, The Promoting Health Among Teens! Abstinence-Only Intervention. The new program is designed to help teachers, health professionals, social service...

2011-03-03 13:31:52

According to a federal study which offers numbers but does not examine the reasons, fewer teens and young adults are having sex. Bill Albert, chief program officers for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy said he is unsure why the number is decreasing. Some experts say that an emphasis on abstinence may have played a role, while others say concern about sexually spread diseases may be a factor. The study released on Thursday is based on interviews of about 5,300...

2011-02-16 11:33:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's FY 2012 budget proposal, released on February 14, 2011, provides much-needed ongoing support for several programs that help reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy. Highlights include: $120 million for evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs. This would continue support at current levels for $75 million in community-based grants that replicate effective programs and $25 million in research and demonstration...

2010-09-30 14:12:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $155 million in grants to prevent teen pregnancy. The grants to states, non-profit organizations, school districts, and others have been awarded in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Federated States of Micronesia. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, DC released the...

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