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Jessica Pika

Jessica Pika

Jessica Pika is the Communications Director for The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. In that role, she talks a LOT about birth control and—as such—makes for a really interesting cocktail party guest. She is passionate about women’s reproductive health, Corgis, and reruns of the Golden Girls.

Ready or Not? Why Unplanned Pregnancy Is At A 30 Year Low

By May 10, 2016 No Comments

If you ask 1,000 people which age group has the highest rates of unplanned pregnancy (and, as someone who works in reproductive health, this is exactly the kind of thing I am apt to do), most Americans will say teens. It makes logical sense, teens don’t have a reputation as the most responsible cohort, and […]

Categories: Policy, Politics, + Pop Health, Pregnancy, Birth + Family Planning

This Post Isn’t About Bristol Palin: Why Teens Aren’t the Ones With the Unplanned Pregnancy Problem

By July 1, 2015 No Comments

 At this point, you’ve probably heard about Bristol Palin’s second pregnancy. She announced her news via a blog post last week. She originally suggested that this pregnancy wasn’t planned but followed up that post a few days later with a second one clarifying that her pregnancy was planned…just mistimed. Planned, unplanned, or mistimed, this post […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health, Pregnancy, Birth + Family Planning, Tweens + Teens