March 30, 2015
The article I chose was “Provisions of No-Cost, Long-Acting Contraception and Teenage Pregnancy”, that was published in the The New England Journal of Medicine. This article would be of great interest to teens, young adults, and their parents. The article is about the research done in St. Louis, MO, the research project was called “The Contraceptive CHOICE Project”, the study designed to promote the use of long-acting, reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods. There where 1404 teenage girls between the ages 15 to 19 years of age, that participated in this study.
The article was very well organized, and it explained the reasoning and findings. The authors where very informative when reporting on the study design, study outcome, the characteristics of the participates, and the statistical analysis.
The main claim in the paper is that the rate of pregnancy of girls and young women between the ages of 15 to 19 years of age, that more than 600,000 teen become pregnant each year. The teen pregnancy rates are higher among Hispanic and black. In 2010 births involving teenage mothers cost the United States almost 10 billion dollars in increased public assistance and health care and income lost as a result of lower educational attainment and reduced earnings among children born to teenage mothers.
This article has referenced twenty-four different articles, agencies, and journals that the authors used to reference the facts and finding that where stated in this article.
The data that the article showed about the study shows that CHOICE did make some changes in the percentages of