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NEWS: Loss of federal program imperils state’s record-low teen pregnancy rate

NEWS: Loss of federal program imperils state’s record-low teen pregnancy rate

By Lindsay Street, Statehouse correspondent  |  With the good news of the state’s lowest teenage pregnancy rate in recent history, there is a little bad news: the federal program that awarded South Carolina $6.53 million to prevent teen pregnancies will come to an end June 30, 2018, according to a S.C. nonprofit focused on preventing teenage pregnancy. The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program in the Office of Adolescent Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been doling out funds for the last three years.

Statehouse Report originally reported on the proposed cut to the program in July, and the cut was made official in the federal budget a few weeks later. Already, some teen prevention programs around the nation are looking at scaling back efforts or closing altogether, according to multiple media reports.

by · 10/18/2017 · News, News briefs
TOP FIVE:  Teen pregnancy, teachers, insurance, youth camps, storm impact

TOP FIVE: Teen pregnancy, teachers, insurance, youth camps, storm impact

Here are five stories related to South Carolina you might have missed:

1. Teen birth rate plummets, but STDs remain a concern in South Carolina

2. Four-in-five South Carolina teachers are white

3. South Carolina is one of 15 states to file, but not pass legislation to allow out-of-state insurance purchase

4. Number of escapes from youth camps is unknown

5. Hurricanes impact jobs — but they aren’t completely to blame for weak report

Click the headline above to learn more.

by · 10/10/2017 · News, Top Five
SPOTLIGHT:  South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

SPOTLIGHT: South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

The South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy was founded in 1994 to combat increasingly high rates of teen pregnancy in our state. It works with a variety of organizations – public, private, school and community based – in all regions of the state. Its mission is to improve the health and economic well-being of individuals, communities, and the state of South Carolina by preventing teen pregnancy.

by · 08/18/2017 · Underwriters
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BRIEFS: Prevention program on chopping block; New number two

The Trump administration has cut a federal grants program advocates say has helped to decrease S.C. teen pregnancy rates.

Also: S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Monday that Circuit Court Judge Jeff Young will serve his office as chief deputy attorney general.

by · 07/21/2017 · News, News briefs
NEWS: As teen births decline, watchdogs eye proposals that could reverse trends

NEWS: As teen births decline, watchdogs eye proposals that could reverse trends

By Lindsay Street, Statehouse correspondent | Advocates working to curb teenage pregnancies are celebrating the steepest decline in teen births on record while holding their breaths on federal and state legislation that could threaten progress.

The Trump administration budget and new health care bill proposed to cut a federal grant program that has helped to push down births to teenagers. In South Carolina state, the Personhood Act of South Carolina (S. 217, H. 3530) would make contraceptive access more difficult as it effectively would abortions in the state.

Since 1991, the state’s teen birth rate has declined by 64 percent, according to the S.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.  From 2014 to 2015, the state’s teen birth rate had its sharpest one-year decline of 8 percent.

by · 07/07/2017 · News
NUMBER: 10

NUMBER: 10

10: That’s the percentage that teen pregnancies dropped between 2013 and 2014 in South Carolina, according to state data. In fact, the state’s teen birth rate has declined 61 percent since peaking in 1991, the S.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen […]

MY TURN: Don’t play doctor with women’s health

MY TURN: Don’t play doctor with women’s health

By Victoria Middleton | Our state is hazardous to women’s health.

An extreme or alarmist statement? Not really.

Sometimes, we all just want more good news. There is some: S.C. teen pregnancy rates are dropping. Infant mortality rates are dropping. There’s some improvement on birth outcomes in recent years.

by · 05/29/2015 · Commentary, My Turn