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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…

From the hard right, “Don’t get pregnant” means “Get pregnant ASAP”

Jodi Jacobson has an article up about the Bristol Palin birth and how teenage birth is the natural result of right wing values. Most amusing part? Bristol Palin said she “obviously discourages” teen pregnancy and knows that plans she previously made for herself will now forever be changed. Teenagers need…