Understanding the Decline in Adolescent Fertility in the United States

ABSTRACT Purpose: The decline in U.S. adolescent fertility has accelerated since 2007. Modeling fertility change using behavioral data can inform adolescent pregnancy prevention efforts. Methods: We used data on sexual activity and contraceptive use from National Surveys of Family Growth for young women 15e19 years of age, and contraceptive failure rates, to estimate a Pregnancy […]

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New report finds LGB youth experience more violence

Today, CDC released the first nationally representative data on the health risks of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) high school students. The report found that LGB youth experience substantially higher levels of physical and sexual violence, and bullying, and are at increased risk for suicide, and other serious negative outcomes. These data highlight the need […]

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