Family Planning in the News

Jan 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Other Resources

There has been a lot of news in the past week on teen pregnancy. Shockingly, a report by the Center for Disease Control found that one-third of teen mothers didn’t use birth control because they didn’t believe they could get pregnant.

And for some good news on family planning, the Obama Administration announced it would not allow religiously affiliated employers such as universities and hospitals to deny full birth control coverage to the women they employ (however, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, churches and other places of worship would continue to be exempt from having to cover contraception for their employees if they morally object to birth control).

Read more below.


The President’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

One third of Teen Mothers didn’t use birth control cause they thought they couldn’t get pregnant, Think Progress, Jan. 19,2012

Kathleen Sebelius,  Department of Health and Human Services,   Jan. 20, 2012

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