ERIC Number: ED252775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Teenage Pregnancy in South Carolina: Everybody's Problem.
South Carolina State Dept. of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia.
This publication examines in detail the problem of teenage pregnancy in South Carolina. Following the executive summary and a listing of eight recommendations based on the report, chapter 1 presents tables of selected vital statistics related to teen pregnancy in South Carolina. All statistics are shown by county and by Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) district from 1980-1982, for teens aged 14-17. Statistics are for live births, estimated pregnancies, out-of-wedlock births, and induced abortions. Numbers and ranges are presented for each year and with a 3-year average. Chapter 2 reviews the literature on teenage pregnancy including characteristics and predictors of sexually active teens, teen use of contraceptives, and the medical and social consequences of teen pregnancies. Chapter 3 presents data on the public sector costs of teenage pregnancy in South Carolina, along with projected costs through 1990. Chapter 4 describes selected South Carolina teenage pregnancy programs which represent either primary, secondary (during pregnancy) or tertiary (following pregnancy) intervention. Appendix A provides results of a survey of South Carolina teen pregnancy programs, and Appendix B lists South Carolina programs by prevention focus, i.e., primary, secondary, or tertiary. (MCF)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth, Contraception, Early Parenthood, Family Planning, Pregnancy, Sex Education, Unwed Mothers, Youth Problems
South Carolina Dept. of Health and Environmental Control, Office of Health Education, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia.
Identifiers: South Carolina