CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 16, 1978
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(Studio) Popularity of vol. sterilization as method of birth control in world, and according to report from George Washington University Med. Center, in US stated. Report is on Rochester, New York, program designed to cut down teenage pregnancies.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley
(Rochester, New York) Sexual activity rate of American teenagers and resulting pregnancies noted. Details of Rochester program, Man `78, aimed mostly at teenage boys given. [Syracuse University spokesperson Sol GORDON - says almost all teenage boys abandon teenage girls if pregnancy occurs.] [YOUTH - asks who's to blame if pregnancy occurs. Says he'd blame girl.] [TEENAGERS - discuss simulated situation.] Young people's discussion of sex outlined. [David FLETCHER - says some youths have sex for fun, without loving each other.] [Rochester Planned Parenthood executive director David CRUTHIS - details reasons male attitude often puts girl into situation.] Workshop's message that contraception responsibility rests with both partners stated. [CRUTHIS - talks about birth control measures.] [Robyn COHEN - cites things she learned in workshop.] [Cliff SMITH - says youths should go to Planned Parenthood or get birth control if they plan to have sex.] Family planners' reasons for conducting seminar stated. [GORDON - says young people will have sex, no matter who does or doesn't like it.] [2nd YOUTH - talks about own image.]
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron
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