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Forum Explores Solutions to the Rise in the Teen Birth Rate
Date:5/1/2009

lude: Seventeen magazine (www.seventeen.com) takes an in-depth, honest look at the challenges of being a pregnant and parenting teen in the article, "The Secret Life of Pregnant Teenagers." Seventeen Editor-in-Chief Ann Shoket will appear at the forum. In addition to moderating a forum panel, Maury Povich will focus on preventing teen pregnancy on his TV show Maury and his website (www.mauryshow.com). ABC daytime's One Life to Live and ABC Family's Secret Life of the American Teenager have both developed compelling story lines about teen pregnancy as well as extensive, thought-provoking online content.

"Given the recent increase in the teen birth rate, a renewed focus on preventing teen pregnancy is urgently needed," said Sarah Brown, CEO of The National Campaign. "We hope our forum will help policymakers, practitioners, and parents realize that complacency is not an option just as we hope the National Day Quiz will help teens think carefully about sex and contraception, the possibility of pregnancy, and the lifelong challenges of being a parent."

Please visit www.TheNationalCampaign.org/media/events/5percent_solution for more information, including a forum agenda and full list of participants as well as a complete list of media commitments for May.

About The National Campaign: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization that seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families and, in particular, to help ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generat
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