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TEEN ABSTINENCE CAMPAIGN TO BE PROMOTED ACROSS STATE

A media campaign promoting teen abstinence in Monroe County is being bought by the state and soon will air in cities across the state.

The state is purchasing the rights for $1 and will assume the costs of much of the local television commercials in the "Not Me, Not Now" campaign, County Executive Jack Doyle said.

The advertisements, in which local teen-agers talk about their aspirations and why they're not going to have sex, have aired in the Rochester area since the spring.

Since 1992, births among girls 15 to 19 years old have declined 12 percent nationwide.

But in Monroe County, that number has dropped more than 20 percent, said Dr. Andrew Doniger, the county health director.

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