041112_birth_control_pillsThe report that teen pregnancy is an all-time low in America comes out at a time when birth control has re-emerged as a political issue. Since January alone, the Susan G. Komen flap, Rush Limbaugh's "slut" controversy, a birth control pill recall, and health care reform have all kept contraception in the headlines. The past week alone saw religious leaders speak out against the health-care coverage of contraception and the exit of Rick Santorum, whose "presence in the race pushed to the fore polarizing social issues, such as abortion, access to birth control and gays in the military" (AP).
With the GOP presidential hopeful out, the focus on contraception might shift during the rest of the election campaign season, although arguments over contraceptive policies in healthcare reform will still keep it in the mix. Below, a look at the teen pregnancy report and contraception controversies.
The numbers on teen pregnancy:Read More »from Y! Big Story: Contraception controversies