Low-cost Program Cuts Teen Pregnancy Rate

October 1, 2014 11:37 PM

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A counseling-based program that provided free, long-acting contraception to teenage girls achieved an impressive drop in rates of pregnancy, birth, and abortion in this population, researchers said.

Among girls, ages 15 to 19, enrolled in the Contraceptive CHOICE Project from 2008 to 2013, the mean annual rate of pregnancy was 34 per 1,000 teens (95% CI 25.7-44.1), while the mean annual rates of live birth and abortion were 19.4 (95% CI 13.3-27.4) and 9.7 (95% CI 5.6-15.8) per 1,000 teens, resp...

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