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Adolescent pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease (STD) reduction has not occurred, despite sexuality education and abstinence programs, and intensive publicity and community initiatives. An obstacle to adolescent pregnancy, STD, and childbearing prevention is the assumption that adolescent sexuality is a closed system of activity among peers. When a(More)
Montana's 1991 school "tobacco referendum," authorized by the state legislature and approved by about 60% of approximately 50,000 students voting in grades 7-12, represents an innovative attempt to include youth in decisions regarding tobacco and health and to decisively demonstrate peer disapproval of tobacco use. The referendum asked students whether(More)
This study examines whether the purported tripling in teenage suicides since the 1950s represents a real increase or is simply an artifact of the increased skill of medical examiners in distinguishing youth suicides from fatal accidents. This study examines firearms and poisoning deaths, which together account for 75% of all certified youth suicides, from(More)