Posts Tagged ‘contraceptives’

State’s teen birth rate falls, but still leads nation

by Associated Press Published: April 10,2012

Tags: babies, births, contraceptives, illegitimate births, premarital sex, sex, study, teenagers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report. Nearly every state saw a decline in teen births from 2007 to 2010, with the biggest drop in Arizona at 29 percent. Rates stayed about the same in […] [...]

Personhood opponents angry over new life-at-conception bill

JACKSON — Opponents say they are angry that Mississippi lawmakers are considering proposals to declare life begins at conception, months after voters rejected a similar constitutional amendment. Several bills would also put new restrictions on abortion in a state that already requires a 24-hour waiting period before any abortion can be performed and parental consent […] [...]

Barbour votes for ‘personhood’ initiative after all

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said yesterday he voted after all for a state ballot initiative that would declare life begins at fertilization. The Republican said he voted by absentee ballot yesterday because he won’t be in his hometown for Tuesday’s election. >> RELATED STORY: MBJ EDITORIAL — Gov. Barbour shows leadership on Initiative […] [...]

‘26’ campaign wants birth control out of the debate

Yes on 26 campaign director Brad Prewitt is quickly irritated at the mention of “birth control” and the possibility a Nov. 8 victory for his coalition’s “personhood” amendment would restrict doctors from prescribing contraceptives. His organization, he says, wants to outlaw abortion and the “morning after” pill in the state — not birth control or […] [...]

Read the October 10th issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ, Amy McCullough examines the explosion of solar companies in Mississippi and whether the companies can keep up with the technology. Only time will tell how Twin Creeks and Stion hold up as Mississippians have bet nearly $400 million on green energy companies Also in this week’s paper: >> ‘YES ON 26’ […] [...]

How much good will sex education do?

by Amy McCullough Published: September 4,2011

Tags: abstinence, contraceptives, pregnancy epidemic, sex education, Teen pregnancy

The causes and solutions for Mississippi’s teen pregnancy epidemic differ based on who is asked. Popular complaints are the lack of general sex education, limited access to and knowledge of contraceptives and programs that teach abstinence only. Other experienced voices less frequently heard emphasize the negative emotional and psychological effects early sex has for teens […] [...]

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