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Public News Service - TN: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Today is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that affirmed a woman's right to have an abortion. The day is being marked by both pro-choice and pro-life advocates, but Jessica Dauphin, external affairs manager with Planned Parenthood of Middle and East T

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Forty-seven years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the use of contraceptives by married couples in all 50 states. Planned Parenthood says since that time, the country has seen a reduction in the death rate of mothers giving birth and infant mortality and, in Tennessee, lower

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Two Tennessee Planned Parenthood affiliates on Thursday sued the state Department of Health in federal court over funding for HIV and syphilis prevention which they say was revoked without cause or warning. The funding cut affects Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee a

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Reality TV star Kim Kardashian recently blasted what she called the "glamorization of teen pregnancy" on the popular MTV reality shows "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom." The latter features a teenage mother from Tennessee. Seventeen-year-old Nashville High School senior Justin Lo

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Overall, teen pregnancies in the United States are on the decline, but Tennessee still ranks among the top ten states for higher rates, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Women's health advocates believe the differences among states indicate th

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Teenage mothers are likely to drop out of school and live in poverty, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. In Nashville, the Oasis Center works to counter that trend, helping young people make good decisions to aid in their transition into healthy adulthood. Oasis Yo

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teen smoking rates in Tennessee are above 20 percent, but a study recently published in the "Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health" finds that early childhood bonds with at least one family member could help reve

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Many adults believe teenagers are neither emotionally nor financially equipped to be parents. A new awareness program - called "What's the Rush?" - has been started by Tennessee's district attorneys, at their General Conference, to point out some of the lesser-known problems of ch

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