City Visions: Are teen pregnancy prevention programs at risk? | KALW

City Visions: Are teen pregnancy prevention programs at risk?

Aug 21, 2017

Since 1991, teen pregnancies have declined by 67% in the United States. However, rates remain higher in the US than in other industrialized nations, and teen pregnancies have significant social and economic repercussions.

Host Joseph Pace and guests discuss how proposed changes in legislation and federal funding could impact teen pregnancy rates. Could we see a reversal in the decline of adolescent pregnancies of the last 25 years? And, what are some local and state strategies to close gaps in funding?

Guests:

-        Dr. Claire Brindis, Director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at University of California San Francisco (UCSF); Executive Director of the National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center; Director of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at UCSF.

-        Guadalupe Rodriguez, local Director of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte.

-        Heidi Winig, Director of Bay Area Communities for Health Education (BACHE).

-        Dr. Sophia Yen, Clinical Associate Professor in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at Stanford Hospital and Clinics; CEO & Co-Founder of PandiaHealth.com.

Resources for Teens:

East Los High

The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls (American Girl Library), by Valorie Schaefer