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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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