WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The role of personal responsibility in pregnancy planning and prevention is examined in the new book, Rethinking Responsibility: Reflections on Sex and Accountability. Released by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, the volume includes 29 essays written by leaders in their respective fields. Contributors include:
At present, half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. Among single women in their 20s, seven in ten pregnancies are described by women themselves as unplanned. Progress in reducing unplanned pregnancy among women of all ages has essentially halted and--although teen pregnancy and birth rates have declined dramatically since the early 1990s--the teen birth rate increased 5% between 2005 and 2007, the first increase after 14 straight years of declines.
Of course, the concept of personal responsibility, and even the term itself, means different things to different people. The essays in the Rethinking Responsibility volume explore such topics as:
To learn more about teen and unplanned pregnancy, read excerpts from the essays or read the essays in their entirety, or to learn more about the authors, please visit the Rethinking Responsibility portal at www.TheNationalCampaign.org/responsibility
About The National Campaign. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is a nonprofit, nonpartisan initiative supported almost entirely by private donations. Our mission is to promote values, behavior and policies that reduce both teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy among young adults. By increasing the proportion of children born into welcoming, intact families who are prepared to take on the demanding task of raising the next generation, our efforts will improve the well-being of children and strengthen the nation.
|SOURCE The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy|
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