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The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

9 April 2019

Delaware, United States

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Making reproductive health care a part of a woman’s primary care expands opportunities for proactive family planning. Delaware nonprofit, Upstream, partners with health care systems to increase access to information a...

Yes! Magazine

Lisa Beach

27 March 2019

Orlando, Florida, United States

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A teen-run farmer's market in Parramore, a low-income neighborhood of Orlando, gets children off the streets and into the garden. As a branch of the neighborhood's Kidz Zone program, the farmer's market brings fresh f...

The New York Times

Margot Sanger-Katz

18 December 2018

Delaware, United States

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Delaware has a new statewide program to ask women of childbearing age if they are planning on getting pregnant in the next year during a primary care visit and to discuss birth control options if the answer is no. The...

Nigerian Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

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28 November 2018

Nigeria

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In a nation that traditionally does not believe or address that adolescents have sex despite overwhelming data, Nigerian web- and mobile-based platforms are expanding access to quality sexual education for youth. Educ...

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Noelia Esquivel

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3 November 2018

Huacas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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In the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, a non-profit is donating IUDs to women, acknowledging that the lack of access to contraception and family planning services is part of a cycle of poverty for many women and fami...

Yes! Magazine

Ivy Brashear

20 June 2018

Kentucky, United States

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An internship program in rural Kentucky takes a bottom-up approach to reproductive health education. All Access EKY hires young female interns to create media and social media campaigns about teenage pregnancy and bir...

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Selena Simmons-Duffin

11 June 2018

District of Columbia, United States

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In some D.C. neighborhoods with high rates of teen pregnancy, schools are stepping in with more than just school nurses; dedicated midwives have conversations with students, educating students, providing birth control...

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Nicola Slawson

31 May 2018

London, England

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Straight Talking is a "peer-to-peer education initiative" in London using interactive workshops led by teen parents to show the reality of teenage pregnancy. The charity has operated for about 20 years, and studies sh...

New Vision

Lillian Namusoke Magezi

3 April 2018

Iganga, Iganga District, Uganda

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Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) Clinic is taking a youth centered approach towards teaching reproductive health. Their methods, which include having youth days, hiring youth peer counselors, and providing private roo...

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Fi Glover

11 February 2018

Nepal

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In Nepal, a revolutionary volunteer program called the “Female Community Health Volunteers” has led the country to drastically decline the number of women that die giving childbirth. Over 50,000 volunteers look after ...

The Hechinger Report

Peggy Barmore

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24 December 2017

West Virginia, United States

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A public-private initiative has successfully increased graduation rates and decreased teen pregnancies in West Virginia's opioid-ridden hills. Reconnecting McDowell brings together nonprofits, government representativ...

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Michelle Chifamba

14 December 2017

Zimbabwe

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Family planning is crucial to fighting against poverty. However, many women cannot afford contraceptives. The United Nations Fund for Population Activities is now supporting the Zimbabwe government to provide women wi...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

7 December 2017

Portland, Oregon, United States

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The organization, Friends of the Children, is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by giving at-risk children adult mentors to help guide them. The program results in kids who avoid teen pregnancy, graduate from...

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Steven Blum

25 October 2017

California, United States

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California does well when it comes to healthy teen sex behaviours, but the Healthy Youth Act has pushed this even further. This act provides a more comprehensive education including LGBTQ relationships, medical accur...

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Neil Parmar

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15 August 2017

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

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The far northern regions of Canada have the highest rates of suicide, sexual violence, and teen pregnancy. Fostering Open eXpression among Youth, or FOXY, and it's partner program, SMASH (Strength, Masculinities And S...

The New York Times

Anna North

1 May 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Due to school education pressures and time constraints, sex education is often limited or left out. Some schools have started using the 'Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program' which combines sex education, m...

Bright Magazine

Elisabeth Sherman

10 April 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The rate of teen pregnancy is higher than the national average in states that teach abstinence-only sex education or don't have sex education in the required curriculum at all. Several online platforms are attempting ...

Detroit Free Press

Ann Zaniewski

7 December 2016

New York, New York, United States

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When young people have their basic needs met and feel positive about their futures, they are less likely to engage in risky behaviors. The Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program has reduced pregnancy rates b...

Detroit Free Press

Kristen Jordan Shamus

30 November 2016

Florence, South Carolina, United States

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Thanks to social impact bonds, the Nurse-Family Partnership in South Carolina pairs specially trained nurses with low-income pregnant women for regular home visits, giving the mothers coaching to break the poverty cyc...

Detroit Free Press

Matt Helms

23 November 2016

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Friends of the Children is an organization in Portland that pairs kindergarteners from poor and chaotic families with mentors, who commit to being with them for 12 years. Through attention and consistency mentors are ...

News Deeply

William Davies

20 October 2016

Kampala, Uganda

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Uganda has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in Africa, but a unique mobile health clinic is helping to reduce the rates of conception. Marie Stopes’ tuk tuks brings health care, sexual education and contrace...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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19 July 2016

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Compared with other developed countries, the United States has a higher rate of teenage pregnancy. However, Colorado has collaborated with foundations, private donors, and has taken advantage of Obamacare’s coverage t...

OR Magazine

Corinne Ellis

1 April 2016

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Through comprehensive sex education, widely available contraception and their Human Sexuality Education law, Oregon has managed to drastically reduce their teen pregnancy rates.

Global Sisters Report

Melanie Lidman

29 March 2016

Morogoro, Tanzania

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Everyone knows how to stop the epidemic of teen pregnancies in Tanzania, where one out of every four babies is born to a woman under the age of 18. It is one thing that politicians, teachers, sisters, priests, imams, ...

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David Leveille

29 October 2015

Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada

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Rates of teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, and domestic violence are disproportionately higher among indigenous women, and girls in rural villages in the Canadian north are at particular risk. FOXY, a trav...

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