Encouraging teens to wait

Persinger, Ryanne
May 2011
Charlotte Post;5/12/2011, Vol. 36 Issue 35, p1B
The article discusses pregnancy prevention among teenagers. It points out that while preventing teen pregnancy has to be a community effort, it should start with the family since parents are the ones that children listen to first and most often. It cites a Youth Risk Behavior Survey by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students which showed that 59.9% of African-Americans have engaged in intercourse. It indicates the need to encourage teens to delay their sexual activity and for those teens who are having sex to use contraceptives consistently.


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