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The Movement for Black Lives announces a new proposal to overhaul policing and invest in Black communities; NJ and DE have primary elections today; and some political candidates join in a Facebook advertising boycott.

Public News Service - MN: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Minneapolis, MN – A new report finds programs that focus solely on abstinence aren't working, even though they're getting the lion's share of federal funding for sex education in schools. Lorie Alveshure, policy director for the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Par

St. Paul, MN – This is "Banned Books Week," and the author of one of the most frequently banned books in U.S. schools and libraries is in Minnesota, to talk about people's "freedom to read." Robie Harris wrote "It's Perfectly Normal," which deals with teen sexuality. According to the America

St. Paul, MN – October has been designated "Let's Talk Month" in Minnesota, in an effort to encourage parents to talk with their kids about sexuality and provide them with a healthy perspective. Teen advocate Brigid Riley, executive director of the Minnesota Organization of Adolescent Pregnanc

According to a new federal report, progress has stalled on the effort to discourage sexual activity in teens. Comments from Brigid Riley, executive director, Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting (MOAPPP). A new federal report finds efforts to discourage sexual ac

A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics puts the teen birth rate at a record low, and credits campaigns in recent years that focus on reducing teen pregnancy and sexually-transmitted diseases. Lorraine Teel with the Minnesota AIDS Project says it finds education and prevention

A new report by the state Health Department finds that, after reaching a 30-year low, abortions increased last year, especially among girls under 18. Brigid Riley with the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting says a one-year change may not indicate a trend, but it

A new study finds federal programs that teach "abstinence only" to reduce teen pregnancy don't work. An evaluation by Mathematica Policy Research (funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), concludes young people are no more likely to delay sexual activity after participating in t

This is "Youth Lobby Day" at the State Capitol. Organizer Lorie Alveshere, with the Sexuality Education for Life Coalition says a hundred students from across Minnesota will be at the Statehouse to talk with policymakers about the need for a "comprehensive sex education" program in Minnesota school

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