Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fundamentalists take Note: Sex Education reduces the number of abortions

The delicious irony of the abstinence only sex education programs in the States is that not only does it contribute to teen pregnancy rates that dwarf anything found in Europe, the percentage of US teens having abortions is several times greater than the rate at which European teens are getting pregnant. For example whereas the rate of US teenage girls getting pregnant is 79.8 and the abortion rate 27.5 per thousand, the rate at which teenage girls are getting pregnant in Holland is 8. 7 and abortion rate is 4.2.

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