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Georgia Southern Examines Adults’ Attitudes toward Teen Pregnancy

A study conducted by Ms.  Krystina Johnson, a MPH student at Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, examines “Adults’ Attitudes toward Teen Pregnancy”. The report is coauthored by Dr. Helen W. Bland, professor in community health, and Dr. Bridget F. Melton, associate professor of community health. This study sought to fill gaps in the existing research by gathering input from adults in a community affected by a high teen pregnancy rate. The purpose of this study was to determine if adults in a rural community in Georgia thought about teen pregnancy and if the current sexuality education offered at the local high school was sufficient to prevent teen pregnancy and promote responsible sexual practices.