The 411 on Teen Pregnancy

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  • Why You Deserve Sex Ed
  • Fellas’, This Is Your Problem Too
  • African-American Teachers Are Great Role Models
  • Reading Can Prevent Teen Pregnancy?
  • Why is Birth Control so Expensive?
  • Pregnancy Shouldn’t Be Your Only Worry
  • It’s OK to Say No
  • Get the Facts!
  • Teen Pregnancy in the U.S.
  • But the Bad News…
  • African-American Teens and Abortion Rates
  • Babies Having Babies
  • How Teen Pregnancy Impacts Your Life

African-American Teachers Are Great Role Models

An interesting 2013 study found that the presence of Black teachers in the classroom, especially female teachers, can reduce teen pregnancy. There is something about seeing Black folks in positions of power that somehow inspires Black youth to make better decisions about sex. 

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