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Why are the teen pregnancy rates in the United States at least twice has high as those in other industrialized countries?
 

The teen pregnancy rates are significantly higher in the United States because it is thought of as a religious, moral and/or political issue here. In the European countries, for example, the prevention of teen pregnancy is approached by all concerned (parents, church, government) as a health issue. In the media it is treated like any other health prevention message, such not smoking, not driving while drunk, or wearing seatbelts.

 

Lynn Blinn Pike, Ph.D., Former Human Development & Family Studies Specialist, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia

 

 

 

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