Monday, January 6, 2014

The Rates... Are they True??

To get a big-picture take on sex ed's effectiveness, Cavazos-Rehg and her colleagues compared curriculum's in 24 states with birth rates for girls ages 15 to 17 in those states between 1997 and 2005.
They found wide variation over the study period, from one birth in every 100 New Hampshire girls each year to three or four births for every 100 Arkansas girls.
In general, the more districts in a state that covered how to use a condom, how to prevent HIV and other sex ed topics, the fewer teen births there were, the researchers report in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

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