Drop In Teen Pregnancies Is Due To More Contraceptives, Not Less SexUploader: Meztirisar 1 years ago Subscribe 1
Valerie Huber, who advocates for programs that urge teens to wait to have sex rather than provide information about contraception, says the study is biased toward birth control. Teenage pregnancy and childbearing also have substantial economic consequences for society in the form of increased welfare costs. Whether recent changes in practice guidelines regarding pelvic examination in adolescents have diminished concerns in this population is currently unknown. Fear of a pelvic examination may prevent adolescents from seeking contraception Among low-income residents who lived in counties with a Title X clinic, the observed adolescent birth rate was nearly one-third lower than the projected rate and the number of high-risk births decreased, presumably because of prevention of unintended pregnancy. However, to effectively reduce rates of unintended pregnancy and births among teens, the federal government should invest in teen pregnancy prevention initiatives.