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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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  • Spanishbride

    Hey that was not a fair comparison. They didn’t compare teens educated about sex and advised to wait until they were adults with those who were told about sex and contraception only with no guidelines.

    Of course a teen who doesn’t understand what makes them pregnant or makes another pregnant is going to get pregnant duh!

    Crossing your legs actually works. I didn’t have sex until I was 18 and I ten used contraception.
    I knew what the consequences could be and chose to wait until I was old enough to handle the responsibility as contraception can fail. It was a practical not a moral reason that kept me a virgin.

    I didn’t want to mess up my life.

    My Mum didn’t tell me that sex was wrong she told me it was wonderful but like a drug in that there was no going back once you started cause it was too good to stop.

    She was right about that.