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Teen Pregnancies in Weld Dropping Despite Poverty Rates Increasing

Greeley Tribune, March 11, 2011

Several programs within the community, including services offered at the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment, are excited that their work is paying off and the county is seeing a decrease in teen pregnancy rates.

CDC Shows Majority of Teens are Not Doing It

USA Today, March 4, 2011

New data released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirm that the majority of teens are not having sex.  According to 2006-2008 survey results released yesterday by the National Center for Health Statistics, 68% of boys and 67% of girls (age 15-17) have never had sexual intercourse.  TO READ THE USA TODAY ARTICLE CLICK HERE.  VIEW THE ENTIRE REPORT BY CLICKING HERE. 

U.S. Teenage Birth Rate Resumes Decline

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, February 2011

The birth rate for U.S. teenagers in 2009 was the lowest it has ever been in the nearly 70 years for which national data are available.  FOR MORE DETAILS, CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS DATA BRIEF. 

 

Abstinence-Only Programs Might Work, Study Says

Washington Post, February 2, 2010

Sex education classes that focus on encouraging children to remain abstinent can persuade a significant proportion to delay sexual activity, researchers reported Monday in a landmark study that could have major implications for U.S. efforts to protect young people against unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.