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Unformatted text preview: Adolescent contraceptive use- recent increase in contraceptive use- still, 20 % of Americans still do not use- reasons for not using- concern about image- adolescent risk taking- social environment- forced intercourse Adolescent pregnancy- 900,000 American teen girls became moms each year, 30,000 under the age of 15- 40-45% get abortions- 75% of teen mother unmarried. Problems:- educational achievement- marital patterns - economic circumstances- parenting skills and ability In the News: Abstinence- Virginity pledges- delay the initiation of sexual activity, marry at younger ages, and have fewer sexual partners Good sexual education:- provides accurate, evidence- based info- offers information in context- is age appropriate- acknowledges our individuality- meets people where theyre at- is engaging...
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- Spring '08