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Teen Pregnancy: Risks and Prevention

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Starting in 1991 and up until 2005, the United States saw a downward trend in teen pregnancies. This was no doubt due to parents, community initiatives and agencies whose goal is was to educate teens in regards to sexual behavior. However, the following two years saw a reversal in this great momentum. In fact, teen pregnancy increased by five percent during this time period.

Happily, since 2008 the rate has once again dropped. When compared to teens of other western industrialized nations, the U.S. pregnancies, births, STDs and abortions numbers are higher, reports Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). OK, that’s the bad news, now what?


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