Teen Pregnancies Hit New Low, But Disparities Remain

Teen pregnancies are at their lowest rate in nearly 40 years, according to the latest data from the Guttmacher Institute , a research organization focused on sexual and reproductive health. The report shows that about 7 percent of U.S. teen girls between Full Story »

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by Lupita Lopez - Feb. 21, 2012

The matter presented in this article is relevant and important. However, too much of the emphasis is put on the cost of contraceptives. Although availability is in fact an important factor of contraceptive use, solutions should explore other factors, like education that not only targets girls but also guys. Pregnancy is very much seen as a girl's problem and even this article does not mention how much of a guy's problem pregnancy is. The girls are not getting themselves pregnant but this article does not explore education or any other solution in complexity across the fault lines of gender, geography, age, class, and it very simplistically regards the issue in terms of race. FProxy-Connection: keep-alive Cache-ControlProxy-Connection: keep-alive Cache-Control: max-age=0 A max-age=0 thermore, I feel that the statistics provided are presented without any context aside from race. This further perpetrates the current ideas that are held about Hispanic and black women: they are more likely to get pregnant as teens. The intersection of race is not explored beyond the differences that it "predicts."

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