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Mom-to-be Chelsea Clinton keynotes leadership conference at University of Maryland

Former First Daughter and mom-to-be Chelsea Clinton is not letting pregnancy slow her down.

She was the keynote speaker at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders event at the University of Maryland at College Park (my alma mater) on Thursday, June 5, addressing the challenges facing women and the role of women leaders.

Clinton announced in April on her Facebook page that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first baby in the fall.

Clinton, who currently serves as the Vice Chair of her dad President Bill Clinton‘s Clinton Foundation, co-leads a female empowerment initiative called “No Ceilings” with her mom Former U.S. Secretary of State and presumptive front runner for the Democratic nomination for the 2016 US Presidential election Hillary Clinton.

Watch the Video at C-SPAN HERE!

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Study: Teen Pregnancy Reality TV shows reduced teen pregnancy rate

Reality television shows helped reduce teen pregnancy and abortions in the United States, a new study in this month’s National Bureau of Economic Research  concludes.
The research discovered that between 2009, when cable network MTV debuted 16 and Pregnant and the end of 2010, there was a 5.7% drop in teen births of babies that “would have been conceived” and teen abortions.
The authors monitored Nielsen ratings data, tweets about the show and Google searches for the show to discover spikes in online searches for terms like “birth control” or “abortion” precisely “at the time a new episode was released. 
This analysis led researchers to find that the shows “had an influence on teens’ thinking regarding birth control and abortion,” Economists Melissa S. Kearney of the University of Maryland and Phillip B. Levine of Wellesley College, authors of the study, said
In  2012, the US teen birth  was at a 2.94% rate (29.4 out of every 1,000 girls between 15 and 19), which is high for a “developed” nation.  Nonetheless, the US has seen a significant drop in its overall teen birth rate since 1991 when it was 61.8 births per 1,000.
If one considers the less than ideal situations the girls from 16 & Pregnant‘s spin-offs,

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