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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
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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
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 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