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New study by The Alan Guttmacher Institute
Released on Thursday, November 29, 2001


Despite recent, dramatic declines in U.S. teenage pregnancy and birth rates, these rates continue to be much higher than in most other comparable developed countries. A new multiyear study, conducted with researchers from Canada, Great Britain, France and Sweden, explores why these differences in teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases exist and what can be done.

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• country specific reports [pdf]

Research articles based on the cross-national study published in the November/December 2001 issue of Family Planning Perspectives

Differences in Teenage Pregnancy Rates Among Five Developed Countries:
The Roles of Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Use

Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Adolescent Women's Sexual and Reproductive Behavior: The Case of Five Developed Countries

More comparative information and trends in developed countries:

• news release
• adolescent pregnancy and childbearing
• sexually transmitted diseases
• overall trends in U.S. teenage pregnancy rates and state data

Information on sexuality education in the United States

• news release
• what politicians, parent, teachers and teen say about sexuality education
• state-level policies on sexuality and STD education

Information on publicly funded family planning:

• family planning services

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