sexually transmitted infections

/Tag:sexually transmitted infections

Teen Pregnancy Interventions

By | October 19th, 2010|Prevention|

Preventing teen pregnancies could save Arizona more than $180M/year.  Teen mothers face higher rates of preterm birth, and their kids have higher rates of low birth weight and infant death.  Compared to women who delay childbearing until the age of 20 to 21 years, teenage moms are more likely to drop out of high school and to [...]

Comments Off on Teen Pregnancy Interventions

Abstinence

By | February 10th, 2010|Prevention|

Perhaps nothing in public is more controversial than the question of what is the best way to delay sexual activity in youth.  Some say abstinence education is the best way.  Some say it’s a more broad approach and boosting self esteem.  Some say it’s keeping kids involved in sports and other activities.  Some people say [...]