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ERIC Number: ED534145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 101
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-58671-080-X
Freeze Frame 2012: A Snapshot of America's Teens
Stewart, Alison; Kaye, Kelleen
National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (NJ1)
When it comes to making decisions about sex, teens today are doing far better than they were 20 years ago. Fewer teens are having sex, and among those who are, more teens are using contraception. The happy result is that teen pregnancy and birth rates have declined dramatically. Despite this extraordinary progress, teen pregnancy and childbearing in the United States remains higher than in all other western industrialized countries, and approximately three in 10 girls in the United States get pregnant by age 20. Clearly, there is still much progress to be made. Of course teens' decisions about sex and contraception are influenced by many factors, including their relationships, their future opportunities, and the quality, quantity, and sources of their information. Accordingly, this book of charts and statistics includes not only trends on key measures such as sexual activity, contraceptive use, and pregnancy, but also other indicators ranging from teens' relationships with parents and peers, to community involvement, educational achievement and aspirations, and media consumption. While no single volume can provide a truly comprehensive portrait of teens, this compilation of indicators presents recent trends in teen childbearing and teen pregnancy in a broader context. "Freeze Frame" is an update to the authors' original volume published in 2005. The update is timely given not only the extent to which teen pregnancy and childbearing continues to decline, but also given the sea change in teens' lives, particularly their interaction with media. From mobile phones to social networking with friends, these advances in technology and the way we all communicate have transformed how teens communicate with each other. Of course, these changes also provide a new and promising way to reach teens as well. "Freeze Frame" is grouped into five main categories--sex and related measures, peer and family relationships, school, community, and media. (Contains 62 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS)
Authoring Institution: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Identifiers - Location: United States
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A