In mid-December, the Oregon Public Health Division released a CD Summary outlining teenage pregnancy rates in Oregon. As noted in the PDF below – there is good news to be shared!
Despite the fact that Oregon has historically reported lower pregnancy rates than the national average, the Oregon Youth Sexual Health Partnership developed a holistic plan in 2009 to prevent teen pregnancy. Data on both live births and abortions shows that teen pregnancy rates in Oregon have been declining over the course of the last 5 years.
This summary outlines how changes to policy, contraception, and clinical approaches have been effective in promoting this decline in teen pregnancy rates.
December 16, 2014
Vol. 63, No. 25