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American Agenda (Family: Teenage Pregnancy) #122834

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 29, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Amsterdam, Holland: Tim Johnson) Contrast of American and Dutch attitudes toward contraception and teenage sexuality featured; details given of procedures by which family physicians in Holland prescribe birth control pills for teenagers; scenes shown from Amsterdam, Netherlands. [Family practitioner Dr. Maarten COX - comments.] [Dutch WOMEN - say abortion or pregnancy is worse than taking pill.] Debate over teenage sexuality detailed; scenes shown from "Kanjers", Dutch television series about teen sexuality. [Ikon television producer Boudewijn KLAP - comments.] [Family planning expert Dr. Evert KETTING - discusses impact on Dutch girls.] Statistics on teen pregnancy in United States and Netherlands outlined on screen.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Fin. costs of teenage pregnancy to United States reviewed.

Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim

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