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By Laura Santhanam
The U.S. has the highest rate of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases among developed nations. In an attempt to reverse these trends, schools in West Virginia are having more candid conversations with students and introducing comprehensive sexual education curricula.
By PBS NewsHour
Research shows women gave birth to nearly 4 million babies in the U.S. in 2015, down 1 percent from a year earlier. This is a small, but noteworthy drop.
Teen pregnancy is way down. And a study suggests that the reason is increased, and increasingly effective, use of contraceptives.
By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News
For six years, the Colorado Family Planning Initiative has been providing free long-term birth control to teens and low-income women. The program has reduced unplanned teen pregnancies by 39 percent, and the abortion rate by 42 percent. The group has…
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