Tag Archives: Abstinence-only education

Changing the Dialogue Surrounding Teens and Sex

Today, a piece by Kierra Johnson, executive director of Choice USA was posted on Huffington Post urging us to change the dialogue around teenagers and sex.  Johnson wants us to re-evaluate the discussion about teenage pregnancy: instead of stigmatizing sexually … Continue reading

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Rise in Syphilis and Gonorrhea Cases in Pennsylvania and Nationwide

From 2004 to 2008, the reported cases of syphilis in Pennsylvania increased from 574 to 902, and in 2007, Pennsylvania’s rate of 102 people infected with gonorrhea out of every 100,000 was higher than rates in New Jersey, New York, … Continue reading

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Second Consecutive Year for Rise in Teen Birth Rates

Last year, public health professionals were disheartened by the news that teenage birth rates were up, reversing a 14-year long trend of decline. While it is still premature to see if a real downward trend is emerging, the statistics signal a … Continue reading

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