Laura Sessions Stepp

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Laura Sessions Stepp is a freelance writer, former Washington Post reporter, Pulitzer Prize winner, and currently a senior media fellow at the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Sessions Stepp has written about children, adolescents and young adults for more than 25 years. Most of her writing has focused on millennials from the time they started school until the present. She regularly contributes columns to CNN and Huffington Post and has published two books (Riverhead/Penguin): Our Last Best Shot: Guiding Our Children Through Early Adolescence (2000) and Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love and Lose at Both (2007). Sessions Stepp has twice been a visiting scholar at the Board on Children, Youth and Families, a program of the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine.
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