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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:51 AM

Teen Pregnancy down 27% in New York City over the last decade: report

Source: New York Daily News

Teen pregnancy in the city has plunged by 27% over the last decade, new data show.

The dip comes as the number of teens having sex has fallen, while the proportion using birth control has gone up, according to numbers to be released by the city Health Department Sunday.

“Two things are happening here — teens are using more contraceptives, and they’re also delaying sexual activity,” said Health Commissioner Tom Farley.

The city has worked to make it easier for kids to get birth control — giving out condoms at schools and making birth control and the morning-after pill available in some school clinics, a sometimes controversial move.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/teen-pregnancy-27-nyc-report-article-1.1253933?localLinksEnabled=false

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toddwv Feb 2013 OP
Hekate Feb 2013 #1
SkyDaddy7 Feb 2013 #2
progressoid Feb 2013 #3
Jeff In Milwaukee Feb 2013 #4
slackmaster Feb 2013 #5
Bucky Feb 2013 #6
KurtNYC Feb 2013 #7

Response to toddwv (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:18 AM

1. This is excellent news


“Two things are happening here — teens are using more contraceptives, and they’re also delaying sexual activity,” said Health Commissioner Tom Farley.

Sounds like they've been taking a cue from Planned Parenthood's teen outreach programs.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:39 AM

2. Meanwhile back in the land of "abstinence only"

the south, teen pregnancies are higher than anywhere else in the country.

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Response to SkyDaddy7 (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:01 AM

3. Surprisingly,

According to the article, in NYC, "Teen pregnancy in the city is still higher than it is nationwide, but it has fallen at a sharper rate, officials said.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/teen-pregnancy-27-nyc-report-article-1.1253933#ixzz2K27LipQj

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Response to toddwv (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:24 PM

4. But....But....But...

I thought contraception causes teens to have sex. How could it possibly be that sexual activitiy has fallen while teens have been getting easier access to condoms? It just doesn't add up.

Next you're going to tell me that more guns don't make us safer.

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Response to toddwv (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:29 PM

5. No doubt a result of young men watching too much TV

 

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Response to toddwv (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:14 PM

6. Is there any data linking this to the number of times Giuliani's face is on TV?

I ask only in the interest of science.

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Response to toddwv (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:06 PM

7. Because they can't drink more than 16oz of soda at a time, they just don't have

the energy for baby making.

I kid, but this is truly good news.

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