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Advocates discuss reducing teen pregnancy rates listen

05/05/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Teen pregnancy rates in the U.S. decreased for 14 straight years until a year ago, and today advocates discussed the situation on a national conference call.

The call was sponsored by RH Reality Check, an online publication that addresses reproductive and sexual health and rights in the U.S. and around the world.

Bill Albert, the chief program officer of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, gave a number of reasons why he believes teen pregnancy has now incre...

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Planned Parenthood, MTV team up for against STDs listen

04/02/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has designated April as a time to raise public awareness about the impact STDs have on the lives of Americans and the importance of discussing sexual health with health care providers and sexual partners. The CDC estimates there are approximately 19 million new STD cases each year, almost half of them among young people between the ages of 15 and 24.

So today in St. Petersburg, Florida Planned Parenthood affiliates announced a nationwide partn...

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