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I know this pic is huge, but I think Ashley was thinking of including some popular culture pics. Thought this could be a good one. From some of the articles I've read, it sounds like Juno kicked off the trend...
Demographic Information:
Ashley- I would like to look at the racism part of this. To do this I would like to look at the differences between the "pregnancy pact" in Gloucester and the "pregnancy pact" in Tennesee . I also want to look for other information like this. I'l fill it in as I find it.
http://www.wmctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=13833438: Article on pregnant girls in Tennessee
: Based off of this article, I would like to keep searching to see what types of programs are being put in place for these girls in this high school.
http://www.care2.com/causes/womens-rights/blog/90-girls-pregnant-at-memphis-high-school/: This looked like a good article regarding the high school in Memphis and ways they want to combat what is happening.
I want to look at the way the media portrayed these differently. Also maybe looking into the way the two schools handled the problems differently.
http://www.marieclaire.com/world-reports/news/latest/teenage-pregnancy-pact-gloucester: This article was in Marie Claire, it shows the difference in which type of media picked up the stories.

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1815845,00.html: This article is from TIME, once again a bigger magazine picked up this story.
I think that this article may help unconver some racism demographics.
http://www.racismreview.com/blog/2009/09/16/a-look-at-latina-teen-pregnancies-intersections-of-race-gender-and-class/'
Here is a great artice on other groups:

A closer look at available data across various marginalized groups shows us the following:

-Teen birth rates among Latino and African American youth ages 15 to 17 • are 83 and 64 per 1000, respectively, more than two times those of their Caucasian counterparts (Federal Interagency, 2007).

-Foster care youth are 2.5 times more likely to have been pregnant by the • age of 19 as compared to young people not in foster care (Bilaver and Courtney, 2006).

-LGBTQ youth may have twice the risk of experiencing an unintended • pregnancy as their non-LGBTQ peers (Blake et al, 2001).

-Pregnancy among lesbian and bisexual adolescents is 12 percent higher • than among heterosexual teens. Lesbian and bisexual teens are also more likely to engage in frequent intercourse — 22 percent versus 15–17 percent of heterosexual or unsure teens (Saewyc, et al., 1999).

-Many homeless and runaway youth have experienced abuse; 6 percent • are LGBTQ and 10 percent are pregnant (Molino, 2007; Greene & Ringwalt, 1998).

-Immigrant youth are less likely to speak English, more likely to drop out • of school, and highly more likely to live in poverty than non-immigrant youth, placing them at greater risk for early parenting (Morse, 2005l).

3/11: state-wide pregnancy rates
http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/USTPtrends.pdf

(http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/resources/pdf/briefly_policybrief_newfedfundingstreams.pdf) page 2:
Special focus on youth in foster care. Several studies have documented the increased incidence of teen pregnancy, childbearing, and
other negative reproductive health outcomes among youth in foster care. ACYF encourages states to consider how the PREP and abstinence
funding streams could help meet the needs of this population in the United States (see http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/why-itmatters/
pdf/child_welfare.pdf). Key findings that support a focus on this population include the following:
• Teen girls in foster care are 2.5 times more likely than their peers not in foster care to get pregnant by age 19.
• An analysis of the data from the National Survey on Child and Adolescent Well-being (NSCAW) found that youth in the child welfare
system were more likely to become sexually active at a young age (13 years of age or younger) than their peers not in foster care.
• Half of 21-year-old men aging out of foster care report they had gotten someone pregnant compared to 19% of their peers who
were not in the system.
• Youth in foster care are less likely to use contraception the first time they have sex compared to their non-foster care peers. Only
about half (56%) of youth in foster care used contraception at first sex.