TITLE

Reviving Interest in Policies And Programs to Help Teens Prevent Repeat Births

AUTHOR(S)
Dailard, Cynthia
PUB. DATE
June 2000
SOURCE
Adolescent Care Standards & State CHIP Efforts;Jun2000, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Health Report
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the plan of the federal government in the U.S. to promote abstinence-only education to dissuade young people from initiating sex. It states that the initiative aims to prevent teens from first pregnancy. It cites that the government is proving services to pregnant and teenage parents to avoid second pregnancy. It also mentions that the research conducted by the Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) suggests that teen pregnancy declined by 17 percent.
ACCESSION #
67265130

 

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