TITLE

Teen Pregnancy In Rhode Island: Policies To Improve Outcomes

AUTHOR(S)
Magee, Susan R.; Nothnagle, Melissa; Sutter, Mary Beth
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Medicine & Health Rhode Island;Nov2010, Vol. 93 Issue 11, p336
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers strategies and proposals to improve the efforts to reduce and eliminate teenage pregnancy in Rhode Island. According to the author, comprehensive sex education is a tool to lessen teenage pregnancy and the results associated with it such as the behavioral disorders of children born to adolescent parents. It also suggests that teens, especially those sexually active, should be given access to contraceptives and primary care providers should also be aware of the safety of the use of contraceptives. It emphasizes that in lessening unwanted pregnancies, access to abortion must be made possible and parental consent for minors should also be abolished to prevent delays and to keep the teens from traveling to other states for abortion.
ACCESSION #
55455095

 

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