Dr. Thomas Crow is an independent researcher whose primary interest is youth issues. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from The University of North Texas and has worked for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, studying the effect of membership in youth organizations on delinquency among teenagers.
2006 0-7734-5955-3 Pregnancy rates among teenagers in the United States are substantially higher than among teenagers in other developed countries. This occurs because U.S. teenagers use contraception less than their counterparts in other countries. Over the last quarter-century, programs developed to encourage American teenagers to use contraception have been very limited in their effectiveness.