Saturday, August 05, 2017

30.5 - For the Record: teen pregnancy

For the Record: teen pregnancy

For the Record: The TheRump administration has cut nearly $214 million from teen pregnancy prevention programs across the country by ending grants two years earlier than they were originally supposed to.

Some of the organizations receiving the grants were told that it was at the instigation of Valerie Huber, new chief of staff to the Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services, who favors abstinence-only education.

This comes at a time when the teen birthrate is at an all-time low. It has been dropping steadily since about 1990 and is now half of what it was then. It also comes in the face of a study showing that the entire 28% drop in teen pregnancy between 2007 and 2012 could be accounted for by an increased use of contraception.

No comments:

// I Support The Occupy Movement : banner and script by @jeffcouturer / (v1.2) document.write('
I support the OCCUPY movement
');function occupySwap(whichState){if(whichState==1){document.getElementById('occupyimg').src=""}else{document.getElementById('occupyimg').src=""}} document.write('');