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Public News Service - MN: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

St. Paul, MN – Another high-profile teen pregnancy has caught the nation's attention - and not just in political circles. Reports that the unmarried daughter of a vice-presidential candidate is expecting a baby have educators, teen advocates - and young people - discussing what really works in

St. Paul, MN – Advocates for Minnesota teens say they're concerned about a rule change being considered by the White House that they're convinced would limit access to birth control, at least for some. Brigid Riley, executive director of the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy Preve

St. Paul, MN – New numbers from the State Health Department have children's advocates worried: An estimated 2,000 Minnesota teens had abortions last year. Brigid Riley, with the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Parenting, is concerned. "The report showed that, wh

St. Paul, MN – May is "Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month," and Brigid Riley, executive director of the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting, says the message for today's teens is, 'Avoid becoming a parent before you're ready.' And the message for parents of te

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota girls face a special "glass ceiling." That's the bottom line of a new study released by the Women's Foundation of Minnesota. Spokeswoman Lee Roper-Batker says the results show girls grow up with promise and potential but often face roadblocks. "The challenge for th

St. Paul, MN – A new report on pregnancy rates has advocates for Minnesota teenagers concerned. Spokeswoman Brigid Riley with the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting says the findings indicate a need to rethink our strategy, when it comes to keeping teens f

St. Paul, MN – Minnesota teen health advocates say a new study on the number of girls who have a sexually transmitted disease is disturbing, but not surprising. Brigid Riley, with the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting, says the study by the Centers for Di

St. Paul, MN – It's a disturbing trend, according to teen advocates. New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the teen birth rate is rising, for the first time since 1991. Minnesota teen advocate Brigid Riley, with the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy

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