No shit Sherlock!

Sex ed may cut teen pregnancies – 25 Mar 2008 – NZ Herald: World / International News

From the “No shit, Sherlock files” comes this story in the Herald this morning.

Comprehensive sex education that includes discussion of birth control may help reduce teen pregnancies, while abstinence-only programmes seem to fall short, the results of a US survey suggest.

Using data from a 2002 national survey, researchers found that among more than 1700 unmarried, heterosexual teens between 15 and 19 years old, those who’d received comprehensive sex ed in school were 60 percent less likely to have been pregnant or gotten someone pregnant than teens who’d had no formal sex education.

Here’s a thought though, why don’t parent teach their kids properly instead of getting all squeamish and abrogating yet another responsibility to the state.

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