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SC Campaign CEO Releases Statement Concerning the Positive Data Report on Infant Mortality in South Carolina.

October 30, 2014

Forrest Alton, Chief Executive Officer at the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (SC Campaign) has released a statement regarding the newly published data from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).
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Two Pillars of the Community Join SC Campaign Board

October 24, 2014

The South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (SC Campaign) has officially welcomed two statewide leaders and community advocates to its Board of Directors. Dawn Staley, head women’s basketball coach for the University of South Carolina, and Jenny Horne, a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, begin their three-year terms this month.
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Chief Communications Officer Brings Wealth of Experience to SC Campaign

October 9, 2014

The South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (SC Campaign) has recently added Alvin Caughman to the organization as Chief Communications Officer.
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Half Way There: SC’s Teen Birth Rate Declines More than 50%

September 30, 2014

South Carolina’s teen birth rate has declined more than 50 percent since the early nineties. According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the state’s teen birth rate has fallen 54 percent from 1992-2013. This includes a substantial decrease between 2012 and 2013 when the teen birth rate declined by 13 percent. Declines over the last two decades have been most substantial among school-aged youth ages 15-17 whose teen birth rate has decreased by 68% since 1992.
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IUDs And Implants Now Doctors' First Choice For Teen Pregnancy Prevention

September 30, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.
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"Parenting Teen Partnership" Launches in Richland County

September 24, 2014

United Way of the Midlands and the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, along with other statewide and community partners, celebrated the launch of “Parenting Teen Partnership” a program that will support pregnant and parenting teens in Richland County. A lunch event at Benedict College’s Charlie W. Johnson Stadium in Columbia brought together community and state leaders to mark the kickoff of the innovative program that will encourage pregnant and parenting teens to stay in school, delay the next pregnancy, improve their parenting skills and become better connected to supportive resources.
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Supreme Court’s Decision on Contraceptive Coverage

August 12, 2014

Today, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that closely held corporations, such as Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood, cannot be required to provide contraceptive coverage to its employees if they object based on religious reasons.
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Article Written by SC Campaign Staff Published in Journal of Sex Education

August 4, 2014

Former and current SC Campaign staff members, Dr. India Rose, Dr. Mary Prince, Shannon Flynn, Sarah Kershner, and Doug Taylor, were published in the Journal of Sex Education. Their article, "Parental support for teenage pregnancy prevention programmes in South Carolina public middle schools," is dedicated to Dr. Doug Kirby, who served as an advisor for the SC Campaign for several years.
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2014 Kids Count Data Book Released

July 30, 2014

The 2014 Kids Count Data Book, sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, highlighting state-by-state data around issues affecting children like education, health, poverty, and safety.
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Teen Center at Hartsville Boys & Girls Club Gets Facelift

July 17, 2014

"The Hartsville Boys & Girls Club will unveil a new Teen Center on Thursday, July 24."
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