Teen Pregnancy Rates Decline Dramatically
Rates are decreasing, but "mission not accomplished" as the National Campaign notes. The United States still has higher rates (about 3 in 10 girls) than other industrialized nations.
Bill Albert is chief program officer for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a private nonprofit, nonpartisan organization in Washington, D.C. In May of 2008, Gina Stepp spoke with him about teen pregnancy and the complex associated issues.
What are the issues involved in the tangled tale of teenage pregnancy?
As parents and teachers know (but many teens don’t), parenthood is not all fun and games and cuddly babies who chortle happily in their prams. How can parents explain the "stork" reality to their teens?