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City Teen Pregnancy Prevention Funding, STD Program Money Cut By Trump Restored

"Chicago will not stand for the Trump administration’s unlawful attempts to cut funding for our young people’s health."

City teen pregnancy prevention funding that was cut by the Trump administration has been restored.
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DOWNTOWN – An effort by city health officials to find the best ways to help teens avoid unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases will be restarted after a judge reversed a Trump administration move to end an Obama-era program, costing the city $2 million.

City health officials said in July 2017 that stopping the program two years early would stymie the effort to figure out the best way to stop Chicago Public Schools students from experiencing an unwanted pregnancy, contracting a sexually transmitted infection or engaging in risky sexual behavior would end, and mean that the work already completed would be useless for scientific study, officials said.

Read the whole story at The Daily Line.