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Texas’s Abstinence Sex Education Problems

June 4, 2012

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The Daily Beast, June 4, 2012 by Gail Collins The state pushes abstinence sex education yet it has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy. So why is the rest of the country paying half a billion dollars a year to support their teen mothers? An excerpt from Gail Collins’s new book, As Texas […]

More Teenagers Use ‘Highly Effective Contraception’

May 3, 2012

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New York Times, May 3, 2012 by KJ DELL’ANTONIA Teen pregnancy rates are at a 30-year-low (and births to teenage mothers are down as well, to 34.3 births per 1,000 girls 15 to 19 years old in 2010, the lowest rate since the government began keeping track in 1940). Today, the Centers for Disease Control […]

Birthrate for U.S. teens is lowest in history

April 10, 2012

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USA Today, April 10, 2012 by Sharon Jayson Teen births are at their lowest level in almost 70 years, federal data report today. Birthrates for ages 15-19 in all racial and ethnic groups are lower than ever reported. “Young people are being more careful,” says Sarah Brown, CEO of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen […]