HLTH 503 db1.docx - Although teen pregnancy rates have seemed to decrease over the last 10 years it has still become an ongoing social concern in the

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Although teen pregnancy rates have seemed to decrease over the last 10 years, it has still become an ongoing social concern in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), teen pregnancy prevention remains one of its “top seven priorities, a ‘winnable battle’ in public health, and a paramount importance to health and quality of life for our youth” (CDC, 2017) Many people believe that the main reason as to why teen pregnancy rates are declining is due to the use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC). Teen pregnancy in the United States is still significantly higher than other developed countries. Therefore, prevention strategies are needed to continue the decrease in teen pregnancy rates. Primary prevention strategies prevent disease(s) and help promote health before the onset of disease occurs (Friis). When it comes to teen pregnancy, primary prevention would aim towards delaying the initial encounter of intercourse. There are many health risks, emotional outcomes, and financial issues that result from teen pregnancies. Because of these risks,
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  • Spring '11
  • MaryKerry
  • Teenage pregnancy, Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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