The Trump Administration Deals a Blow to Evidence-Based Policy

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The Trump Administration Deals a Blow to Evidence-Based Policy

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The outcome of the attack on the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program is yet unclear, but the administration either does not understand the goals and dimensions of the evidence-based movement or chooses to apply its commitment to evidence unevenly depending on their policy goals. 

In the short run, the goal of the TPP part of the movement is to reduce teen sexual activity, to increase the use of the birth control, and above all to reduce teen pregnancy. 

October 2018

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