Teen pregnancy report

Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:14:50 -0500

A National Strategy to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Annual Report 1997-98

Recently released online, this document from the US Department of Health
and Human Services is the first annual report on the progress of the
National Strategy to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, introduced in January 1997.
The report does contain some good news: teen birth rates have decreased
nationally and in all states since 1991, falling twelve percent nationally
and sixteen percent or more in seventeen states. The report contains
statistics and analysis of teen birth and pregnancy rates, by age and race.
It also details the strategies and partnerships forged by the HHS to
continue this encouraging trend. Appendixes include Teenage Birth Rates in
the US: National and State Trends, 1990-96; an overview of various HHS teen
pregnancy provision programs; and Teen Parent Provisions by state. [MD

Russell A. Sabella, PhD
Educational & Counseling Psychology
School of Education
University of Louisville
Louisville KY 40292

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