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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Spike In Teen Pregnacy & STD's Prompts Discussion

Parents, School Discuss Teen Sex
WNEP-TV

By Jennifer Borrasso

A school district in Pike County urged parents and students to attend a meeting about a serious and sensitive problem - making sure teens do the right thing.

The Delaware Valley school district has seen a spike in teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease. Parents and school officials came together Wednesday to discuss the situation.

Charlie Lutz came to see his son practice football at the high school near Matamoras. Right now, it's an off-the-field issue that has him concerned.

"There's been a lot of problems with STDs and teen pregnancy right now," said Lutz.

In June, parents were notified about 300 confirmed cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the school district, and about two dozen cases of teen pregnancy.


The numbers were compiled by a health clinic in Milford, and they don't surprise Delaware Valley senior Stephanie Spencer.

"There are freshman girls getting pregnant. It's about time the school stepped in and did something," said Spencer. More.....

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