Teens Screwing More Than EverPosted: 20 September 2009
The health debate is in the back seat because we are having yet another race debate…..Too many people in the media have that debate all wrong, simply because they want to believe that race does not play a part in politics….they are silly or at worst just plain stupid….but that is for another day……since Washington is about as boring as watching paint dry….we will go on with my Sexy Sunday…..
In an article in MSNBC website:
U.S. states whose residents have more conservative religious beliefs on average tend to have higher rates of teenagers giving birth, a new study suggests.The relationship could be due to the fact that communities with such religious beliefs (a literal interpretation of the Bible, for instance) may frown upon contraception, researchers say. If that same culture isn’t successfully discouraging teen sex, the pregnancy and birth rates rise.
Mississippi topped the list for conservative religious beliefs and teen birth rates, according to the study results, which will be detailed in a forthcoming issue of the journal Reproductive Health.
For instance, the results showed more abortions among teenagers in the less religious states, which would skew the findings since fewer teens in these states would have births. But even after accounting for the abortions, the study team still found a state’s level of religiosity could predict their teen birth rate. The higher the religiosity, the higher was the teen birth rate on average.
Gee, looks like the abstinence thingy is not as effective as the bible thumpers would have believe, huh?