While the adults are arguing the teens are getting pregnant : overcoming conflict in teen pregnancy prevention
While the adults are arguing the teens are getting pregnant : overcoming conflict in teen pregnancy prevention / released by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
Washington, D.C. : National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, c1998.
vii, 32 p.
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National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (U.S.)
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Overcoming conflict in teen pregnancy prevention
This briefing paper on religion, public values, and the debate about adolescent pregnancy addresses conflicts about the role of values and religion in efforts to prevent adolescent pregnancy in the US by offering a description of competing moral and religious viewpoints and how these viewpoints interaction with empirical data in the debate over the best method of prevention. The paper also suggests the following dialogic strategies that can be carried out within the context of continuing moral disagreements: 1) agree to disagree; 2) achieve unity through persuasion; 3) uphold disagreements in principle while achieving unity of practice; and 4) achieve unity of ends with a diversity of means. An extensive appendix provides an example of the successful use of a structured community dialogue in San Bernardino, California, with a description of the setting, the planning process, the dialogue, and some lessons learned. Attachments provide the interview questions for potential participants in this dialogue, a participant agenda for the Bloomington and Colton structured community dialogue for adolescent pregnancy prevention, and a background paper on structured community dialogues for participants.
- Kinsey subjects
Premarital sex behavior.
Sex behavior--Adolescent--United States.