Preventing Pregnancy and Protecting Your Life

Orr, Tamra B.
October 2003
Human Sexuality Supplement;Oct2003, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p1
Discusses how to avoid unwanted pregnancy in young women. Facts about teenage pregnancies; Risks of pre-marital sex; Sexually transmitted diseases commonly acquired by female teenagers; Views from several medical experts and advocates against teenage pregnancy; Details of several pregnancy prevention programs.


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