NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 30, 1976
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(Studio) Problem of teenage sex, marriages, families and suicides noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) [WOMAN - describes own experience with sex as teenager.] Reporter notes statistics with regard to teenage sex and births to teenagers. Junior high school class shown visiting Planned Parenthood center in Oakland, California. Reporter notes various state laws with regard to birth control information and methods and medical treatment to minors. Establishment of teen clinics noted; case of Wendy Tonkin noted. [TONKIN - talks about her experience and general feeling among teens re: sexual activity.] Some parents say availability of birth control methods and sex education courses encourages teenage sex. Dr. and educators say they're trying to deal with reality of problem. [Planned Parenthood representative Dr. Gerry OLIVIA - says children mature sexually at younger age now and it can't be ignored.] Teenagers will ultimately be ones to choose with regard to own sexuality.
REPORTER: Linda Ellerbee
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