Research | Topic: Teen Pregnancy

American Teens Are Having Less Sex Than Their Parents Did

Teenage sex rates have been declining since they peaked in 1988, when just over half of all US teenagers had reported having sex before the age of 20. Read the article here.

Fewer Teens Pregnant, But It’s Not Because They’re Having Less Sex

Teen pregnancy is way down. And a study suggests that the reason is increased, and increasingly effective, use of contraceptives. Read the article here.

Survey: Current Sex Ed Approach Sorely Lacking

A recent Barna Group survey finds that more than two-thirds of Americans think that just teaching teens how to avoid pregnancy isn’t enough – that they should also learn about all the possible consequences of sex.

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Births: Preliminary Data for 2014

Data from the National Vital Statistics Reports looks at the U.S. birth rate, including the teen birth rate.

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