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2013-05-24 23:27:27

Teen birth rates declined dramatically in nearly all states from 2007 through 2011, according to new data released today by the CDC´s National Center for Health Statistics. During that time, the teen birth rate dropped at least 15% in 48 states and declined 30% or more in seven states. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Teen birth rates declined dramatically in nearly all states from 2007 through 2011, according to new data released today by the CDC´s National Center for Health...

2012-06-20 06:23:38

Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The teen pregnancy rate in 2008 now stands at 70 per 1,000 women age 15-19; down from its 1990...

2012-05-01 06:27:01

New Survey Released in Advance of The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy WASHINGTON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 they were able to have more open, honest conversations about these topics with their parents, according to a new survey from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Other results from...

2012-02-10 15:45:00

A Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today President Obama announced that women will have free preventive care that includes contraceptive services no matter where they work, while simultaneously accommodating religious institutions that may object to contraception. The policy ensures that if a woman works for a religiously affiliated employer with objections to offering contraceptive services...

2012-02-08 06:30:00

Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 Institute. These new data track teen pregnancy through 2008. In addition to the overall national declines, teen pregnancy has also decreased dramatically among all racial and ethnic groups. "The declines in...

2011-12-07 16:07:00

Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius did not accept the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration to make Plan B One-Step emergency contraception (EC) available without a prescription to those under 17. Consequently, Plan B One-Step will remain available without prescription only to those 17 and...

2011-11-17 11:10:00

Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The 9% drop is the steepest one-year decline since 1946/1947. "I am aware of no other social problem that has improved so dramatically...

2011-11-10 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is joining the Ad Council to debut a groundbreaking, first-ever national multimedia public service campaign designed to reduce the rates of unplanned pregnancy among unmarried young adults in the U.S. The three-year campaign directs sexually active women ages 18-24 to Bedsider.org, a new comprehensive online and mobile program, to help them find the right birth control method for them...

2011-10-12 12:25:00

Condom Use Improves for Teen Boys Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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, according to a new report released today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Other findings from the NCHS report on...

2011-09-07 14:19:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Black youth report considerable pressure to have sex, according to a new survey of 1,500 Black youth ages 13-21 released by ESSENCE Magazine and The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Of those who have had sex, 47% of those 13-21 (including 21% of those 13-15) say they have been pressured to go further sexually than they wanted to. The groundbreaking results are featured in the October issue of ESSENCE magazine, on...