TITLE

Latest watchword in preventing teen pregnancy: `No.'

AUTHOR(S)
Tyson, Ann Scott
PUB. DATE
August 1997
SOURCE
Christian Science Monitor;8/26/97, Vol. 89 Issue 190, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on a controversial $850 million program to teach abstinence and prevent out of wedlock births which will start in the United States in October of 1997. The belief by experts that there is not enough evidence to support abstinence-only education; Public spending on programs supporting pregnant teenagers; Setting abstinence as the expected standard; Tougher prosecution against men who impregnate teenage girls.
ACCESSION #
9708282129

 

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