Hot News Stories (2/24/15)

KVNF News (Denver, CO)
A Colorado bill aimed at preventing teen pregnancy and keeping kids in school cleared the state House late last week. Republican state Representative Don Coram who’s co-sponsoring the measure, said the pilot program has been running for over a decade.

USA Today (USA)
Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) like IUDs and implants, are the most effective methods of reversible birth control and are rapidly gaining popularity among U.S. girls and women, a new report shows.

The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD)
Baltimore’s teen pregnancy rate dropped by nearly a third from 2009 to 2013, far surpassing the city’s goal for reducing the rate. While public health officials cheered the reduction, the city’s rate remains twice as high as the state’s and significantly higher than the national average, which experienced a similar drop, according to government statistics. 

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