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Contraceptive use drives teen pregnancy rate to 30-year low: study

The use of and easy access to contraceptives is being seen as the cause of numbers published this week by the Guttmacher Institute, showing that the U.S. teen pregnancy rate has hit a 30-year low. The study found that in 2008, just 67.8 per every 1,000 women between the ages…

New sex ed funding ends decade of abstinence-only

Beyond condoms: A decade of abstinence-only ends as feds fund comprehensive sex-ed programs For the first time in more than a decade, the federal government is funding sex education programs that aren’t based solely on abstinence. But they’re not just about handing out condoms, either. Beginning this school year, a…