U.S. teen pregnancy and birth rates have declined dramatically over the past two decades and are now at historic lows. Despite this progress, the United States still has the highest rates of teen pregnancy and childbearing in the developed world. Bill Albert, Chief Program Officer for The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy discusses why, though rates are down, we should still be concerned.
Regarding teen pregnancy, Albert said, "About 86% of all teen pregnancies are reported by the young women themselves as unplanned."
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The institutionalization of children with disabilities is a worldwide problem augmented by reported abuse of children in over 25 countries. Eric Rosenthal of Disability Rights International discusses the issues and efforts toward improvement. Visit Disability Rights International on the web at www.DisabilityRightsIntl.org
According to an internal audit, more than 57,000 veterans have not been scheduled for an initial appointment with the US Department of Veteran Affairs. Rep. Jon Runyan (R-NJ) discusses this delay in healthcare access for our returning servicemen and women. Visit Rep. Runyan on the web at www.Runyan.house.gov