Teen pregnancy rate up after 10-year decline

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    Teen pregnancy rate up after 10-year decline - Yahoo! News

    $1.3 billion to the abstinence-only programs? What a waste.

    But hey, all of this new evidence is definitive proof that the abstinence-only program as a whole fails and contraceptive use by teens works.

    Quite interesting which states have the highest and lowest rates though. :eusa_think:

    Thoughts USMB?
     
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    Do they have abstinence only programs in those states? Or just a high rate of Hispanics? I'm curious as to whether there is really a connection. I am not for abstinence only programs but I am also skeptical about the efficacy of more comprehensive programs. NJ has a very comprehensive program, but it's done very little good in the inner cities and in my own home town. I would suspect that 99% of teens know how NOT to get pregnant. Most of the teen moms I know wanted a baby.
     
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    We must keep trying abstinance only it will work some day.
     
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    We must keep trying Planned Parenthood's kinky sex program too. That's proven very, very, effective too.
     
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    It's prolly them teabaggers, doing their cousins. ;)
     
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    those rubbers thay give out are very effective.
    Beats using a bible anyday to prevent pregnancy and disease spread.
     
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    Damn Bush, he's at it again. :evil:
     
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    More like Edwards and tiger.

    I am not sure Bush would know what to do with a woman.
     
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    I don't think hispanics are the problem in states like Mississippi. Alabama and Tennessee have pretty high teen pregnancy rates as well, if I remember correctly.

    Yeah, and most teens know how to terminate a pregnancy. Sex ed should really just be that. sex ed. Teach them how to use a condom and hope they do. That's really the only thing anybody can do. We live in a media driven world sex, where sex is glorified. I'd estimate the average age for kids loosing their v-cards is somewhere around 11 and 14. Abstinence doesn't work... simply because alot of parents now-a-days culturally don't expect their children to be abstinent THEMSELVES. Neither does society.

    Teaching abstinence is just a way for people to hold on to the ignorant notion that teach "morality" in schools is plausible. Not in a free-speech and diverse nation, maybe in Saudi Arabia.

    Teach them biological aspect of sex and pregnance. Then let them and their parents make the decision on what's "moral" and "right".
     
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    Which states distribute condoms in school? I'd like to see some stats on that.
     

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