Monday, June 23, 2008
Experts Concerned By Recent Spate of Teen Pregnancies
Baltimore Sun: Babies As Something Fun, by Susan Reimer:
The head of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is outraged that for many teens,'having a baby is ... about the same as getting a tattoo'
June 22, 2008
Teen pregnancy news has gone from the mundane to the sensational.
Recent data show that the declines in teen sex and improvements in contraceptive use have leveled off and that the teen birth rate is on the rise for the first time in 15 years.
Unfortunately, that news generated not much more than yawns.
See also this statement by the National Campaign on Jamie Lynn Spears' becoming a teenage mother.
MTV Newsroom also has a recent article on teen pregnancies: Jamie Lynn Spears Birth, Teen Pregnancy Increase Concern Experts: ‘Babies Need And Deserve Adult Parents’