Zach F Wrote: In April 2012, the CDC released their statistics for pregnancies. The teen birth rate nationwide is down a whopping 17% from 2007. That is huge. The CDC attributes this change to
"increased use of contraception at first initiation of sex and use of
dual methods of contraception (that is, condoms and hormonal methods) among sexually active
female and male teenagers."
More and more research shows that abstinence only sex education is ineffective. Teens are going to have sex. It is going to happen. He is just one more piece that when teens know about contraception and the benefits of it's use, they will use it.
Why is this not made known, more than it has? This is great news and these young kids deserve high praise for, at least, practicing safer sex and preventing unnecessary pregnancies, which would really add to societies already abundant problems. I'm really proud of them and hope they continue to use responsible, good, common, sense. This should be spread by the news media, radio, PBS, churches. schools, every outlet possible. We get heavy doses of the reality TV shows but not THIS?! We should not be proud of ourselves. Our priorities are currently in a tailspin. Proud of you young ladies, you make me more assured for the future of our country. Keep up the good work!