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Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention: Highlights From a Citywide Effort.
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PMID:  22897547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Open a gossip magazine or turn on the television and you are more likely than ever to see some mention or portrayal of an adolescent mom. For the past several years, adolescent pregnancy has received much press with top billing on ABC's drama "Secret Life of the American Teenager" and the hit MTV reality shows "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom." And the media has been at times obsessed with famous young moms such as Jamie Lynn Spears and Bristol Palin. The hype has inspired editorials, articles, and even research examining whether all the attention glamorizes adolescent parenthood and encourages adolescents to have babies or whether, in the end, it helps prevent adolescent pregnancy by encouraging young people to think about the challenges. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print August 16, 2012: e1-e5. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.300935).
Beth Azar
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Beth Azar is a freelance science writer in Portland, OR.
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