Op-ed: Expect more teen pregnancies if program funds are not restored

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Op-ed: Expect more teen pregnancies if program funds are not restored

September 11, 2017

On July 1, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that funding for teen pregancy-prevention programs would end two years early.  The 81 affected organizations provide reproductive health education to thousands of American teens. 

In a Seattle Times opinion piece, two professors at the University of Washington School of Medicine say that unless the funding is restored, "we can expect a sizable increase in teen pregnancies, abortions and maternal mortality in all states."

Drs. Anne-Marie E. Amies Oelschlager and Cora Collette Breuner are authors.