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May 23, 2013

Teen Pregnancy Rate at Its Lowest, Again, CDC Says

In the latest figures, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the overall rate dropped 25 percent since 2007, and about 50 percent since 1991.

May 01, 2013

Will Shift on Morning-After Pill Increase Availability in Schools?

Could one form of emergency contraception become more widely available at schools now that the FDA has eliminated the need for a prescription for girls 15 and older?

April 03, 2013

One in Five Teen Moms Gives Birth Again in Teen Years

Having two babies so young makes it difficult for young women to attend school, get jobs, and deliver healthy babies.

March 21, 2013

More Parents Opting Against HPV Vaccine for Daughters

From 2008 to 2010 the percentage of parents who were not planning to have their daughters vaccinated against HPV grew from about 40 percent to 44 percent.

February 25, 2013

Young People Contract Half of All New STD Cases in U.S.

But sexually active young people make up just 25 percent of the American population.

November 28, 2012

Civil Rights Office Reflects on Discipline, Bullying, Violence Issues

In all, the agency said it received 28,971 complaints from 2009 to 2012, more than in any previous four-year period in its history. More than half were about disability issues.

October 25, 2012

Teen Pregnancy Rate Drops to Lowest Ever Recorded, CDC Says

Across all racial groups, the birth rate declined by 25 percent overall from 2007 to 2011, the CDC said in a new report. The birth rate for teenagers ages 15 to 17 years was 15.4 per 1,000, 29 percent lower than in 2007, while the rate for teens ages 18-19 years fell to 54.1 per 1,000, which is 25 percent lower than in 2007.

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