TITLE

Preventing Pregnancies among Adolescents

AUTHOR(S)
Thompson, James R.
PUB. DATE
March 1989
SOURCE
Society;Mar/Apr89, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the development of policies and programs to prevent pregnancy among teenagers in the U.S.,particularly in the state of Illinois,as of 1989. Since Illinois announced the Parents Too Soon initiative in 1983, it has been proven that the number of births to adolescents and the resulting lifetime of poverty, misery, and government dependence for the mothers and their children can be reduced. The answer is easy: the common sense of prevention is a good dollar-and-cents decision. Illinois has made a big investment in programs to stop pregnancy among teenagers.
ACCESSION #
10867868

 

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