Survey Says Plus: Extend Not Eliminate (July 2015)
After peaking in the early 1990s, the nation’s teen pregnancy and birth rates have declined dramatically—teen pregnancy is down 51%; teen births have plummeted by 61%. Since the federal, evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) was established in 2010, the teen birth rate in the U.S. has declined 35%, a drop about twice as large as the decline in any other five-year period. Despite this clear success, some in Congress want to eliminate the TPPP. Americans strongly disagree.
Power to Decide (formerly The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy). (2015). Survey Says: Extend Not Eliminate. Washington, DC: Author