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