According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, since its high in the teen birth rate has declined by 64 percent nationally. Some doctors believe that for declines to continue, specific kinds of contraception will have to get wider use. If rates of unplanned pregnancies in New York City had doubled since the year , tabloids might then have carried headlines like: A study by Lisa Shuger of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy concluded that close to one-third of teen girls who have dropped out of high school cite early pregnancy or parenthood as a key reason.
New York’s Teen Pregnancy Campaign Quietly Gets Made Over, Still Misses the Mark
If you choose to follow Louis, the exchange is no better. None of the texts included any actual information for teens trying not to get pregnant—they just used an invented scenario to drive home the idea that teen pregnancy results in social isolation and losing your boyfriend.